Sunday, October 18

The Vancouver International Writers Festival presents

 
A Tribute to Alice Munro

*Joseph Boyden
Amit Chaudhuri
*Richard Ford
Joan London
Alistair MacLeod
Elizabeth Strout
Host: Eleanor Wachtel
*Alice Munro will be in attendance.
7:30 pm
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
$45 / $40 seniors and students / $35 VIWF members

*The programming details of this event have changed since the Festival Program was printed:
We regret that Alice Munro will not be appearing at this event.
We regret that Richard Ford will not be appearing at this event.
We are pleased to announce that Joseph Boyden will now be appearing at this event.

This evening we celebrate the special place that Alice Munro holds in the hearts of readers around the world.

In June 2009, Alice Munro was awarded the Man Booker International Prize, which honours a living writer whose body of work has influenced and inspired not only the literary community but also the global community. Munro is only the third recipient of this prestigious award. The Booker International Prize is a triumph, adding to her collection of three Governor General’s Literary Awards, two Scotiabank Giller Prizes and other honours too many to count. In awarding the prize to Munro, Jane Smiley, chair of the judges, said, “…the prize was to celebrate great writing above all—to recognize the mastery of someone who has entered a pre-existing literary form and changed it utterly, put it to uses that no one had thought of before.”

Tonight we have asked internationally acclaimed writers, open in their admiration and appreciation of Alice’s work, to deliver personally to Alice their accolades, their remembrances of first or special encounters with her work and moments when they were delighted by great beauty or awed by the genius of her prose. Above all, this evening is an expression of our gratitude for her work.

When ordering your tickets, please note that this event has assigned seating; it is not general admission.

Unfortunately Alice Munro is not able to attend the event as she is unable to travel.