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From great escapes to great Canadian bucket lists to great reads, it has truly been a season of 'greats' here at Dundurn! And this week we've had some great media coverage, too, so here are our weekly highlights -- trust me, they're pretty great.

Lost Beneath the Ice launched this week in Ottawa, with author Andrew Cohen and lead underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris on hand for great presentations and to sign the beautiful book. Lost Beneath the Ice was featured on Daily Planet, and CTV Canada AM this week, was excerpted in the Ottawa Citizen and featured in the Globe and Mail, as well as on canada.com, reetchampionbookreviews.com, and ottawacitizen.com

The Great Escape reached #6 on Maclean's Magazine's non-fiction bestseller list this week, and is one of chapters.indigo.ca's Top 50 Books, along with The Great Canadian Bucket List.

Open Book Toronto spoke with Sean Kelly of Metal on Ice this week for their Proust Questionnaire, check out his answers here.

Combat Doctor Marc Dauphin appeared on Global Morning News Montreal, watch the full interview here. 

Diana Walsh won the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-Fiction last week for Empty Cradle, and was featured in a Hamilton Spectator article on the win. Congratulations again, Diana!

Canadian Materials magazine reviewed Beautiful Goodbyesaying "the topic of time travel is explored and done so in a way that is surprisingly satisfying and thoughtful for a youth fiction novel." 

And finally, the Festival Man Geoff Berner was featured in the Chronicle Herald, and Exclaim Magazine

That's it for today, from all of us here at DundurnHQ, have a great week! 

 

 

Ted Barris

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Ted Barris

Ted Barris is an award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster. For more than forty years his writing has appeared in the national press, as well as in history, news, and arts magazines, and he has authored seventeen non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy, Juno, and The Great Escape. In 2014, The Great Escape received the national Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award.

Geoff Berner

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Geoff Berner

Geoff Berner is the author of Festival Man and the graphic novel We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians. A singer-songwriter and accordion player, he has released six albums and toured in seventeen countries. He lives in Vancouver.

Andrew Cohen

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen est journaliste et professeur de journalisme et d’affaires internationales à l’université Carleton. Il a notamment publié les best-sellers While Canada Slept, finaliste au Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, et The Unfinished Canadian. Il est l’auteur d’une chronique publiée dans les journaux de Postmedia et apparaît régulièrement à titre de commentateur à la télévision. Il vit à Ottawa.

Marc Dauphin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Marc Dauphin

Marc Dauphin is a 60-year-old ex-military physician. He was a civilian ER physician and a reservist for 27 years before being recalled, at age 54, to serve in uniform again. He spent nearly a year in Landstuhl, Germany, helping to stabilize our wounded soldiers before bringing them home. The next year, he was in Afghanistan. He recently retired from the military and the profession, and lives with his wife Christine in Coaticook, Quebec.

Robin Esrock

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Robin Esrock

Robin Esrock is a bestselling author, journalist, TV host, and public speaker. His stories and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic Traveler, the Guardian, Chicago Tribune, and the Globe and Mail. The creator and co-host of the internationally syndicated television series Word Travels, Robin lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Sean Kelly

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is the billboard-charting guitarist of his own band, Crash Kelly. He has released several classical guitar albums, and tours as lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning superstar Nelly Furtado. Kelly has also performed with Helix, Carl Dixon, Gilby Clarke, and Carole Pope, among many others. He lives in Toronto.

Nancy Runstedler

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Nancy Runstedler

Nancy Runstedler grew up in Wellesley, Ontario. She has worked in both public and school libraries. Though her home library is overflowing with books, she intends to keep collecting. She lives with her daughter in Paris, Ontario.

Diana Walsh

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Diana Walsh

Diana Walsh is a member of the North Shore Wordsmiths. She was born, raised, and currently lives in Stoney Creek, a small town in southern Ontario.