Part of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival 2008.
Best known for his National Book Award winning The Snow Leopard, Peter
Matthiessen is also an explorer, naturalist and author of more than 20 books.
His new novel, Shadow Country, touches on the great themes of American
literature: race, the destruction of wild places the belief in self-transformation
and renewal, violence and patriotism. The New York Review of Books said:
“Shadow Country is altogether gripping and shocking and brilliantly told,
not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as
powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.” An intimate
evening with one of the greats of our time.
The Solo Author Series is sponsored by Raincoast Books and supported by the
F.K. Morrow Foundation.