Lynn Coady, the 2013 Giller Scotiabank Prize Winner for the sublime Hellgoing, comes back east on an icy cool western wind, to speak at Dalhousie on Friday, March 14 (8pm Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, free). Presented by the 33rd Atlantic Annual Undergraduate English Conference & the Department of English Distinguished Speakers Series, everyone is welcome, especially folks who are already getting excited butterflies in their stomach at the prospect of seeing Coady crack wise (as in funny and also as in smart) about writing. Here’s an excerpt of the Coast review of Hellgoing to help you decide: “Characters smash together, get confused and each of the eight stories serve as a reminder that people are extremely interesting, and fucked up in their own way. Like you needed reminding.” That still stands, but more so. Go to this. Go to this. Go.