Green College and the Vancouver Institute present:
Ronald Wright, “The Gold Eaters”
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:15-9:30pm
Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, UBC
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 as 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.