Booked Writers Series: Adam Lewis Schroeder at Fernie Heritage Library
Fernie is home to one of the most beautiful libraries in British Columbia and is a wonderful place to pop into while visiting historic downtown Fernie. One of the highlights of the Fernie Heritage Library’s programming schedule is their Booked Writers Series, which features an entertaining mix of authors and literary figures from across Canada.
Featured Author: Adam Lewis Schroeder
Adam Lewis Schroeder grew up in Vernon BC and completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 1999. He has since traveled widely and published stories in more than a dozen journals and anthologies.
In 2001 his short fiction collection Kingdom of Monkeys was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award. His novel Empress of Asia was published by Raincoast in 2006 and Thomas Dunne in the US in 2008; a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, it was also selected by the Globe & Mail as one of the best books of the year. Douglas & McIntyre published his most recent novel, In the Fabled East, in Spring 2010; it was selected by Amazon.ca as one of the best books of the year and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Regional Writers Prize.
In addition, Adam is a columnist for CBC Radio One and a Creative Writing instructor at UBC Okanagan. He lives in Penticton BC with his wife and kids.