Heather Jessup is the author of "The Lightning Field" nominated for the 2012 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.

Join us for a celebration with three of Canada’s best writers.

An Evening with the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize Nominees David Adams Richards, Valerie Compton and Heather Jessup. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre
St. Thomas University

This event is free and open to the public.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.

David Adams Richards - Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul 
David Adams Richards has received numerous awards and prizes throughout his career. Most notably, he is one of few writers in the history of the Governor General's Award to win in both the fiction (Nights Below Station Street) and non-fiction (Lines on the Water) categories. In addition to these two wins, he was nominated for Road to the Stilt House (in 1985), For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down (in 1993) and Mercy Among the Children (in 2000). Considered by many to be Richards' most accomplished novel, Mercy was co-winner of the Giller Award in 2000, and was shortlisted for the Trillium Award and the Thomas Raddall award. It also won the Canadian Booksellers Association author of the year and fiction book of the year awards. Over the years, Richards has also won countless regional awards for his novels and was awarded the prestigious Canada-Australia Literary Prize in 1992.

Valerie Compton - Tide Road
Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, Valerie Compton now lives in Halifax, where she writes and teaches fiction writing. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review and Riddle Fence. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Gourmet Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen and Quill & Quire.

Heather Jessup - The Lightning Field
Heather Jessup grew up in Vancouver and now lives in Halifax. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto and a creative writing instructor at Dalhousie University. Her fiction, poetry and reviews have been published in literary journals across Canada and in the United States. The Lightning Field is her first novel.