HENDERSON WINS U.S. AWARD FOR HIS LATEST BOOK
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Books recently announced that Vanier College English teacher Keith
Henderson's latest collection of short stories,
The Pagan Nuptials of Julia, has just won the American Independent
Publishers Book Award (2006) for best fiction from Eastern Canada.
Henderson will be in Washington DC for Book Expo America on May
19 to receive the award.
Pagan Nuptials of Julia chronicles the lives of ordinary English-speaking
Quebeckers who "did not go the other way" down the 401,
a neglected Canadian minority that saw its treasured world sacrificed
by statist deceit and disowned with "stricken, evasive looks"
even by its own kind.
Henderson was born in Montreal. Educated at McGill, Concordia,
and the University of Toronto, he teaches English at Vanier College
1990-93, Henderson chaired the Equality Party of Quebecs
committee on Canadas Constitution, and was chief architect
of the EPs constitutional policy. He served as leader of
the Equality Party from 1993-2003.
FOR THE PAGAN NUPTIALS OF JULIA
"The Pagan Nuptials of Julia takes us from Montreal to rural Italy,
where Julia was born.... It's a story that says something profound about
the human condition. It feeds the soul.... "
Globe and Mail
"A remarkably erudite collection that displays an impressive versatility."
- The Gazette
"This book is an interesting well written collection of stories
told from a variety of viewpoints - male, female, young, old, married,
single, divorced. "
- The Montreal Review of Books
of the works of Hawthorne, Mansfield, Mann, and Sinclair Ross, Keith
Hendersons The Pagan Nuptials of Julia presents the brilliant,
interrogative creations of one of Canadas finest journalists
of the soul.
BOOKS BY KEITH HENDERSON
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