Author Reading by Deryn Collier at the Fernie Heritage Library
On a recent trip to the grocery store, Nelson author Deryn Collier was stopped by a reader. “I really think you should be writing. Go home. Right now. I need to know what happens to Bern. “
Coroner Bern Fortin, protagonist in Collier’s debut novel Confined Space, has that effect on a lot of readers. To find out why—as well as why Collier’s book was chosen, by library users across the Kootenay/Boundary, as this year’s One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) —mystery-lovers and others will want to come to a reading by Collier at the Fernie Heritage Library, Wednesday October 23rd at 7:00 pm.
You could also read the book, and in fact the Kootenay Library Federation encourages Kootenay booklovers to do just that. Copies of Confined Space are available at every library in the region.
Confined Space introduces Bern Fortin, coroner for a small Kootenay town, as he investigates a murder in a brewery. Author Deryn Collier worked for a time at Columbia Brewery in Creston before settling in Nelson. Earlier this year, Confined Space was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada.
One Book, One Kootenay is a region-wide book club supported by public libraries in the East and West Kootenay, and the Columbia Basin Trust. www.obok.ca is the place to find information about the program, a video interview with the Collier, as well as details of the upcoming the fifth annual OBOK Tour.