Eden Robinson behind the scenes while filming ‘Monkey Beach’ in September 2020. (VIFF Media)

Vancouver Island Regional Library to host online conversation author with Eden Robinson

Event to be held on April 23 via Zoom

Vancouver Island fans of the Trickster trilogy have a chance to see the author in action.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library will be hosting an online conversation with Haisla and Heiltsuk author, Eden Robinson, on April 23 at 2 p.m.

Robinson will also be reading from her latest book, Return on the Trickster, which is the third and final installment in the trilogy.

“Eden Robinson is a prominent and prolific writer, and we are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with her,” says Steinunn Benjaminsson, Vancouver Island Regional Library customer service librarian and event organizer.

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“Anyone who has read her works knows she is deeply imaginative, hilarious, and thoughtful. Hers is a unique and important voice among writers in Canada. I cannot wait to delve more deeply into the Trickster series with Eden and share this national treasure with what I know will be a large and engaged audience.”

The Trickster trilogy follows Jared, a Haisla teen navigating the complications of family, social pressure, substance abuse, and poverty in a magic-realist adventure story that has won over critics and fans alike. The Trickster was also re-imagined into a coming-of-age supernatural thriller drama television series which premiered on CBC Television on Oct. 7, 2020.

In addition to the trilogy, Robinson is also the author of the award-winning novel Monkey Beach (made into a movie in 2020), Traplines, Blood Sports and other acclaimed titles.

This free event will be hosted on Zoom. Space is limited and anyone interested in attending should register as soon as possible at this link at virl.bc.ca/event/eden_robinson/

– NEWS STAFF, submitted

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