Steven Price

Steven Price

Steven Price is the author of two novels, By Gaslight, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Into That Darkness. Also an acclaimed poet, he has written two award-winning poetry books, Anatomy of Keys, winner of the Gerald Lampert Award, and Omens in the Year of the Ox, winner of the ReLit Award. Price lives with his family in Victoria.

An unflashy, confident piece of work with startling depths, Lampedusa is a marvellous novel by one of the country’s most stimulating and talented authors. I loved this book.” — Michael Redhill



Inspired by the real-life story of Giuseppe Tomasi, <em>Lampedusa </em>is an exquisite emotional force about love and art in the life of one of Italy’s greatest writers.

Set in a sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, <em>Lampedusa</em> explores the final years of Giuseppe Tomasi, last prince of Lampedusa, as he struggles to complete his only novel, <em>The Leopard</em>. Adhering intensely to the facts of Lampedusa’s life, but moving deep into the mind of the author, <em>Lampedusa</em> inhabits the complicated heart of a man facing down the end of his life, and struggling to make something of lasting worth, while there is still time.

Achingly beautiful and elegantly conceived, Price’s new novel is an intensely moving story of one man’s awakening to the possibilities of life, intimately woven against the transformative power of a great work of art.
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<li>“The foggiest idea: By Gaslight proves that as the setting for suspense, Victorian London still can't be beat” — <a href=""><em>National Post</em></a></li>
<li>“At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price” — <a href=""><em>Victoria News</em></a></li>


8:30 PM
A Tribute to Patrick Lane
Oct 17 @ 8:30 PM MT - 9:45 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE
8:30 AM
A Morning with Michael Crummey & Steven Price
Oct 18 @ 8:30 AM MT - 10:30 AM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW