Since their establishment in 1936, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have served as Canada’s premier literary honour. Over the years, the awards have often been noted as much for their controversy as for the writing they’ve sought to recognize. From Jan. 4-31, 2012, UBC Library will host a display highlighting some of the more contentious episodes that have taken place.
75 Years of Controversy is held in the Rare Books and Special Collections division (inside the Chung Collection room), located on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on UBC’s Vancouver campus. The exhibition is free and open to all.
Andrew Irvine, a professor in UBC’s Dept. of Philosophy, will give two talks related to the exhibition.
• Jan. 10, 5 p.m., Coach House, Green College
• Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Lillooet Room (Room 301), level three of the Ike Barber Learning Centre