Globe and Mail journalist and award-winning author Ian Brown will speak at the University of King’s College and read from his book, The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for his Disabled Son, on Friday, 9 August 2013, 7.00 PM in the KTS Room, Academic Building, at the University of King’s College. This event is open to the public. A question-and-answer session and book-signing will follow the reading.
Brown’s talk—“Making the private public: a journalist’s dilemma”—is the first of three presentations that will take place at King’s College this year as part of a lecture series entitled “Journalism and the Public Square”. The series has received funding from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant and is co-sponsored by the University of King’s College School of Journalism and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at King’s.
Ian Brown’s talk and reading will help to launch the new MFA in creative nonfiction degree that King’s introduced this year. The 18 students that comprise the first year of this program—the only one of its kind in Canada—will be on campus for the reading as part of their first two-week, writing-focused summer residency.
Ian Brown is an author and feature writer for the Globe and Mail, and his work has won many National Magazine and National Newspaper awards. He was the host of CBC Radio’s Talking Books, and is the anchor of TVOntario’s two documentary series, Human Edge and The View from Here. The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for his Disabled Son is his most recent book. It won the National Business Book Award and Canada’s most prestigious nonfiction prize, British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction (2010). He is also the author of Man Overboard and the editor of What I Meant to Say.