In Conversation: Heather O’Neill

  • May 8, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • Knox Presbyterian Church
Heather O'Neill

We don’t like books; we fall in love with them, as it was with Heather O’Neill’s debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals—the Canada Reads winner that so viscerally reconciled the world of heroin addiction with childhood wonder and innocence. With her highly anticipated second novel, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (out this month), O’Neill sits down to share her thoughts on growing up, living, and writing in Montreal.

Moderated by the Ottawa Citizen’s Kate Heartfield.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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