The Gold Eaters

  • Ronald Wright, Novelist, historian and essayist
    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC

    Saturday, September 26, 8:15-9:30 pm
    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
  • Wright320px.jpg Ronald Wright

    Novelist and historian Ronald Wright is the award-winning author of ten books published in sixteen languages and more than forty countries. A Short History of Progress, his CBC Massey Lectures, won the Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and inspired Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Surviving Progress. Mr. Wright’s first novel, A Scientific Romance, won Britain’s David Higham Prize and was chosen a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and the Sunday Times. His earlier works Stolen Continents, Time Among the Maya, and Cut Stones & Crossroads, are now available in Penguin Modern Classics with new introductions by Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, and Alberto Manguel. Mr. Wright will be speaking about his new book, The Gold Eaters, a novel set during the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire in the 1530s, a great turning point in history that –as Adam Smith and Karl Marx both noted –laid the foundations of our modern world.

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September 26th, 2015 from  8:15 PM to  9:30 PM
Lecture Hall No. 2
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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