Summer Seminar Series

Sun July 14th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Rocky's Place, Trinity, NL

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Jenny Higgins

Devilfish on the Doorstep: The Island of Newfoundland’s Remarkable History with the Giant Squid.

Jenny Higgins works in print and film. Her latest book, Devilfish (Boulder Books, 2023), takes a playful look at the island of Newfoundland’s remarkable history with the giant squid. She is also the author of Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women (2019), Newfoundland in the First World War (2016), and The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster (2014). She is a regular contributor to Memorial University’s Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website and writes the “Archival Notes” column for Newfoundland Quarterly. Her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and Television, and she was once Wikipedian in Residence at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Higgins is the winner of a Newfoundland and Labrador Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction (2017) and a Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing (2015).