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Canadian novelist Urquhart here, Feb. 15

Canadian author and poet Jane Urquhart, whose latest novel is the best-selling "A Map of Glass," will discuss her work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in 10 East Pyne.

Urquhart's novels, which are often set in her native Ontario, have been published in more than a dozen countries and have earned numerous literary awards. Her acclaimed 1997 book "The Underpainter" won the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and her 2001 novel "The Stone Carvers" was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize.

In 1992, her novel "The Whirlpool" became the first Canadian book to win France's prestigious Best Foreign Book Award (Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger). Urquhart also has been awarded the Marian Engle Prize, the Trillium Award and the Harbourfront International Festival Prize.

Urquhart will appear on campus for a brief reading and a public discussion led by Lauren Davis, a fellow Canadian novelist who now lives in Princeton. Davis' most recent book, "The Radiant City," was short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize of Canada.

The event is sponsored by the Program in Canadian Studies.

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