Campus Authors to Be Honoured

October 27, 2008 - News Release

From fiction to research publications to children’s books to biographies, more than 89 books will be celebrated at the University of Guelph's third-annual Campus Authors reception Thursday.

The event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the U of G Library near the William’s Coffee area. It’s open to the University community and general public.

Campus Authors is designed to commemorate and acknowledge the vast and varied publishing accomplishments of the U of G community, and to further the Library’s broader initiative to encourage and enhance reading and act as a vibrant ‘academic town square’ on campus.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees who have written, edited and translated books in 2007 and 2008 will be honoured. All of U of G’s campuses are part of the event, including Ridgetown, Kemptville, Alfred and the University of Guelph-Humber.

This year’s collection includes some highly-acclaimed works such as graduate Rob Winger’s Muybridge Horse, nominated for the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Awards; former U of G library associate Mary Swan’s The Boys in the Trees, shortlisted for this year’s Giller Prize; and student Zoe Whittall’s Bottle-Rocket Hearts, which was named among the top 15 books of the year by Quill and Quire.

The library, which has bought a copy of each book to add to its U of G collection, has created a database of all new U of G books and their authors, starting with books published in 2005. Honoured books have a bookplate indicating University authorship, and the library catalogue is linked to the database. There is also a display in the library foyer highlighting all the new books.

More information is available online.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338/, or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982/

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