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Alan Twigg next Shadbolt fellow

May 3, 2007

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SFU has named Alan Twigg, author, filmmaker and publisher of the influential arts tabloid BC BookWorld, as the second recipient of the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities.

Twigg begins his semester-long appointment within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences this spring, thanks to an endowment from the late Doris Shadbolt, a respected author and arts advocate and wife of influential B.C. artist, the late Jack Shadbolt.

The fellowship recognizes and supports leaders in the humanities who are not necessarily part of the academic community, says arts and social sciences dean John Pierce.

Twigg is "a real iconoclast," says Pierce. "He works at the interface of literature and publishing and provides an important bridge between those two worlds. He is very much a public intellectual and a champion of literary and artistic culture in B.C."

Twigg, who was also recently named writer-in-residence at the George Price Centre for Peace in Belize, will lecture in SFU classrooms and the wider community during his tenure, in addition to organizing Reckoning '07. The September conference will focus on the fate of B.C.'s book industry, says Pierce, "and celebrate the fact that we have built one of the most successful literary cultures in North America."

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