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Q&A session on writing historical fiction with Y.S. Lee, author of A Spy in the House

January 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:279 University Centre

event poster with photo of Y.S. LeeOn Monday, January 21st 2019, Y.S. Lee will visit Professor Danielle Kinsey’s FYSM 1405B course on Victorian London. The class will be discussing Dr. Lee’s young adult novel A Spy in the House, which won the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s inaugural John Spray Mystery Award in 2011. It is the first in her acclaimed four-book series The Agency, is set in 1850s London, and revolves around the clandestine adventures of complex heroine Mary Quinn. In a lengthy Q&A session, Dr. Lee will answer questions about her writing process, doing primary source research, creating authentic Victorian atmosphere, and what she’s doing when she says she is writing, “ahistorical fiction.” All are welcome to attend but please do RSVP to so we can work to accommodate everyone.