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Award-winning Author Returns to Ladner, BC

Posted: Friday, November 7, 2008

Ladner-born-and-raised author Tim Bowling returns to his home town to launch his eighth collection of poetry, The Book Collector (Nightwood Editions), on Tuesday, November 18. Bowling will be reading from his work at the Ladner Pioneer Library (4683 51st Street, Delta) on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm.

Bowling—who is currently living in Edmonton—is an award-winning writer who has garnered national and international acclaim for his poetry, non-fiction and novels. A recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his other awards include the Canadian Authors Association National Poetry Prize, the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction and the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Book Award. He has also been a finalist for two Governor General’s Awards and the Nereus Writers Trust Non-Fiction Prize.

From the salmon fishing grounds to the Special Collections library, from the vanishing rural world of pheasant hunting and canning along the banks of the Fraser River to the deck of the Titanic and the famous book collector’s tragic fate, Tim Bowling’s startling and powerful new collection of poems moves seamlessly between the riches of nature and the riches of art.