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One Book One London

One Book One London

One Book One London is generously funded by London Public Library Donors

One Book One London is a city-wide literary initiative to celebrate books and reading in our community! Londoners are encouraged to read or listen to our selected book and join in the conversation through participation in events, social media, and much more! We want to bring the community together through the shared experience of exploring one title, while promoting great Canadian authors and books.

4th Annual One Book One London

October 2019 - March 2020

The Saturday night ghost club book cover

One Book One London Presents:
An Evening with Craig Davidson

Join us for a spooky evening with our One Book One London author, Craig Davidson. Craig will be reading and talking about our One Book One London title, The Saturday Night Ghost Club.

Book sale and signing to follow.

March 2 2020, 7-8:30pm
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
251 Dundas St.

Ticket Holders: doors open at 6:30pm. Please arrive by 6:40pm to ensure your seat. Unclaimed seats will be given to those without tickets starting at 6:50pm. Event starts at 7pm.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

The title is available in accessible formats for persons with print disabilities from the Centre for Equitable Library Access.

About the book

The Saturday Night Ghost Club is the story of one special summer for a group of friends as they learn about the urban myths and legends that haunt their hometown. It's part ghost story, part coming of age story, and a beautifully written book.

About the author

Craig Davidson was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ont., near Niagara Falls. He has published several books of literary fiction including Cataract City, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013, Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter and Sarah Court. He also wrote the memoir Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on Bus 3077, which was a Canada Reads nominee in 2018. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, the Walrus and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner and their child. Craig also writes horror fiction under the pseudonym Nick Cutter.

Interviews

Craig Davidson talks about his novel for the Writer's Trust of Canada here.

Programs and Events

One Book One London Presents: An Evening with Craig Davidson

Join us for a spooky evening with our One Book One London author, Craig Davidson. Craig will be reading and talking about our One Book One London title, The Saturday Night Ghost Club. Book sale and signing to follow.

Grey Matters: Conversations about Brain and Memory

Hear from brain and memory experts from the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University. Dr Adrian Owen is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, and Dr Stefan Kohler is the Director of the Memory Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience. Q&A will follow.

Ghost Walk

London's Ghost Walk

map laying flat with a location pin on top
A self-guided tour of London's spookiest spots!
Past Titles

2019 - The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline

2018 - Brother - David Chariandy

2017 - Etta and Otto and Russell and James - Emma Hooper