Surrey Centre Library to welcome author John Vailliant

Acclaimed author's latest is Jaguar's Children, a novel about immigration. He'll speak Feb. 3

Author John Vaillant is speaking at Surrey Libraries' City Centre branch on Feb. 3.

Author and freelance writer John Vaillant will be speaking at Surrey’s City Centre Library this Wednesday.

Vaillant’s first book, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed, earned the Governor General’s Award for Non Fiction. His second, The Tiger (2010), was also an award-winning bestseller that looked at the plight of the Siberian tiger. He’s written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic and Outside.

His latest novel, Jaguar’s Children, is a fictionalized account of Mexican and Latin American immigrants being smuggled across the United States border, only to be abandoned.

Meet Vaillant at the branch Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.


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