WHEN Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4 – 5pm
WHERE Hart Hall Room 218, Mount Allison University
ORGANIZATION CENTRE FOR CANADIAN STUDIES:
AJB Johnston will be talking about the background to his Thomas Pichon project and reading from his latest novel, The Maze. The project is a quartet of fiction about ambition, longing and betrayal. The four books follow a central character and an intriguing supporting cast on their adventures in 18th-century France, England, and Atlantic Canada. Johnston will give an illustrated presentation on his transition from historian to novelist and on some of the sources he uses. An historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg for 23 years, Johnston’s work focuses on French Colonial history in Atlantic Canada. His book Endgame 1758, won the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Award.