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Book Launch Featuring Internationally Celebrated Author, Carys Davies reading from her latest book of short fiction

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  • Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch & Reading featuring internationally celebrated author, Carys Davies who will be interviewed on stage by André Narbonne

Join us at Biblioasis for the launch of Carys Davies' newest book of remarkable short stories titled; The Redemption of Galen Pike.  

Tuesday May 2, 2017, Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte St. East, Windsor

"The Redemption of Galen Pike is outstanding." —Akhil Sharma, in interview with The New Yorker

"This is the most beautiful collection of short stories I have read in a long time." —Lisa Sharp, Nightbird Books

Join Biblioasis, André Narbonne, and Carys Davies, who will be coming off appearances hosted by the Ottawa International Writers Fest and the Vancouver International Writers Fest for a reading with us in Windsor! 

Carys Davies will read from her new book, The Redemption of Galen Pike, after which she'll be joined by André Narbonne for an on-stage conversation and interview. 


André Narbonne is the author of Twelve Miles to Midnight (put out by another beloved Windsor press, Black Moss) and You Were Here from Flat Singles Press. A marine engineer by first trade, André Narbonne was living out of his duffel bag when he arrived in Halifax on a damaged tanker in the mid-eighties. He completed two degrees in English at Dalhousie University – where he was a Killam Scholar – and his Ph.D. in Canadian literature at the University of Western Ontario. His short stories have won the Atlantic Writing Competition, the FreeFall Prose Contest, and the David Adams Richards Prize and were anthologized in Best Canadian Stories. He teaches English & Creative Writing at the University of Windsor and is the fiction editor of the Windsor Review.

Carys Davies’s short stories have been widely published in magazines and anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. They have won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, the Society of Authors’ Olive Cook Award, the Royal Society of Literature’s V S Pritchett Prize, and a Northern Writers' Award, and been shortlisted and longlisted for many others. Before turning to fiction she worked for 15 years as a journalist, mostly in New York and Chicago, writing for The Guardian, The Times, The Daily TelegraphThe SundayTelegraph, and Marie Claire, where she was a contributing editor.

Free admission  -- Refreshments  -- Signings  -- Books for sale

For further questions and information, please call (519) 968-2206, or email Casey Plett at


(519)253-3000 ext.2294