There is a buzz drifting through the Canoe Museum office; an exciting secret has been kept! On September 25th, 2012, the Museum will welcome a very special guest through its’ doors. Before I give it away, let’s see if you can guess who it is!1. This man plays a very important role in Canadian Literature, winning eight prestigious awards for his works.

2. Acclaim’s for this man’s works include:

“The extraordinary richness of [this man]’s prose and his material, both in the forgotten history he’s recovered and his electric metaphors, make Three Day Road one of the finest novels in an already rich national tradition.”


“Powerful and powerfully told…Much of this novel reflects its crisp, poetic title…It’s an experience beautifully rendered in the raw poetry of [this man]’s prose.”

—The Washington Post

“It’s gripping, wrenching, eye-opening, illuminating, stirring, moral (not moralistic) fiction, rooted in closely observed fact … [This man], like Homer in The Iliad, is precise and unflinching in his descriptions of the ways in which soldiers fall in battle … Three Day Road is a remarkable achievement, and a breathtaking debut.”

—The Globe and Mail

Any guesses?

3. Two of this man’s famous novels include Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s Joseph Boyden!

Please stay tuned for more information and ticket prices.

I hope you’re getting as excited as we are! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, please join us on September 25th, 2012 to meet this remarkable author.

To get yourself prepared for this great event, please follow the link to read an excerpt from Boyden’s novel Through Black Spruce.