On Tuesday, November 1, the St. Sebastian’s Faculty Zoom Seminar series continued, this time with a twist. In addition to the usual Zoom attendees, an in-person audience gathered in the Arts Center for a literary discussion with two of St. Sebastian’s published authors, Paul Tremblay and Adam White. English Department Chair, Chris Lynch, moderated the free flowing and vibrant discussion covering Paul and Adam’s books, their inspiration, their process, and their experience as published authors. Mr. Tremblay’s most recent book, The Pallbearer’s Club, and Mr. White’s first novel, The Midcoast, were featured prominently in the discussion, and served as a launchpad for further debate covering genres, character development, thematic analysis and the business of publishing. Following the presentation, Paul and Adam signed copies of their books for those in attendance.
Both Mr. Tremblay and Mr. White brought their extensive and impressive bio’s to the round table.
A member of the St. Sebastian’s faculty for over 25 years in our math department, Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Pallbearers Club, the New York Times notable Growing Things, A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His novel The Cabin at the End of the World is being adapted to film by M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures. His essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly online, and numerous year’s-best anthologies. Showing his triple threat capabilities, Paul has a master’s degree in mathematics, lives outside Boston with his family, and can still shoot the three.
Serving on the St. Sebastian’s faculty in the English department since 2013, and our current Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Adam White grew up in Damariscotta, Maine where his novel, The Midcoast, takes place. He came to St. Sebastian’s after receiving a BA from Dartmouth and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. The 2022 recipient of USA Lacrosse’s Gerald Carroll Jr. Exemplary Coach Award, Adam lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife Erin and son Leo. The Midcoast is his first novel.