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Linden MacIntyre
The Wake: the Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami
Friday, Oct. 18 | 7:30 PM | Arden Theatre
On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Waves up to three storeys high hit the coast at 100 km/ hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The disaster killed twenty-eight, left hundreds more homeless or destitute, and forever changed the lives of the inhabitants along the Burin Peninsula. MacIntyre will be in conversation with Ken Davis.

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Linden MacIntyre was the host of Canada’s premiere investigative television show, The Fifth Estate, for nearly twenty-five years. Born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, and raised in Port Hastings, Cape Breton, he began his career as a parliamentary bureau reporter and hosted CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning before joining The Fifth Estate. He has won an International Emmy and ten Gemini Awards.

MacIntyre’s The Long Stretch was nominated for a CBA Libris Award, while his memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. The Bishop’s Man was a #1 national bestseller and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award and the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year. His other novels are Why Men Lie, Punishment and The Only Café. MacIntyre lives in Toronto with his wife, CBC radio host and author Carol Off. They spend their summers in a Cape Breton village by the sea.
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Ken Davis is an award-winning news broadcaster, journalist and documentarian. He was associated for years with Lone Pine Publishing and has served on the boards of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton. Ken hosted the weekly literary program “Bookmark” on CKUA, and is currently the strategic lead for marketing and communications with the Citadel Theatre.