Tuesday, November 9, 2010

John Vaillant is Coming to Tofino

Author John Vaillant will be in Tofino this weekend and there are many events to look forward to. I've heard great things about his latest book, The Tiger, and enjoyed The Golden Spruce very much. He did a masterful job of weaving together the mystery of the tree and the man who felled it. It's no surprise this book won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. I'm so looking forward to meeting Vaillant and hearing the story behind The Tiger (and, of course, reading it myself!) and we're privileged to have him visit Tofino.

Here's a note from Dorothy Baert of Wildside Booksellers, who is sponsoring the event:

I couldn’t put the book down and feel a loss that it is read and over, but now I look forward to hearing the story and seeing the images presented by the author himself. His earlier book The Golden Spruce is one of my favorite books to recommend.

There are three engaging events with award winning author John Vaillant this weekend. Get your tickets early as they expect to sell out.

Writer’s Welcome Opening Reception
Friday, November 12th, 6:00-7:30pm
Driftwood Lounge, WIckaninnish Inn
Complimentary admission, beverages upon consumption
RSVP is appreciated Samantha@wickinn.com

Book Reading and Slide Show
Saturday November 13th, 2pm
Clayoquot Community Theatre
Tickets $10. (includes book coupon) available at Tofino Sea Kayaking open Wed – Sun.
Phone 250-725-4222

Writer and Readers Brunch
Join a conversation with John in a private oceanfront setting
Sunday, November 14th, 9:00am
McDiarmid Cabin, Shell Beach
$55/person, including tax and gratuity. Alcohol upon consumption.
Reserve your place Samantha@wickinn.com

Review of The Tiger by Simon Winchester, The Globe and Mail

I will spare the intrigued reader the outcome of the hunt, and of the details of the confrontation, the struggle, the collision of irresistible human firepower and immovable animal majesty – but let it simply be said that John Vaillant – whose previous book, The Golden Spruce, won the Governor-General’s Award for non-fiction – has told a tale of astonishing power and vigour, with enough brio and colour to have made it a near-certainty that Hollywood would want this to be offered up in double-quick time. This is a film that demands to be made with 3-D charges of stripes and rifle fire and Dolby-magnified thunder roars. (For what other creature, asks one character, roars back at storms, thus answering the Creator in his own language?)

1 comment:

  1. If your readers are interested here a link to an interiew with John on Long Beach Radio earlier this week.
    Thanks for the great blog.