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Judith Fitzgerald

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Judith Fitzgerald

Judith Fitzgerald was born in 1952 in Toronto. She attended York University, where she earned both her BA and her MA. She has worked as editor of several Canadian poetry magazines. Fitzgerald also works as a biographer and an editor, and frequently reviews poetry for the Globe & Mail. Judith passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015.

Kate Braid

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Kate Braid

Kate Braid has published 14 books of non-fiction and poetry including three books about Emily Carr. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Raymond Plante

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Raymond Plante

Raymond Plante has published over 32 award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. He has also written for radio and television. He lives in Montréal, Québec, dividing his time between writing and teaching at L'Université du Québec à Montréal.

Arthur Slade

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Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full-time. He is the author of the Canadian Chills series of books, Dust (which won the Governor General's award), Tribes, and Monsterology. He currently lives in Saskatoon.

John Wilson

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

John Wilson

John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books for young people. He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia.

Kathryn Bridge

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Kathryn Bridge

Kathryn Bridge, a Victoria-based archivist and historian, knows how to tell a good story. Her award-winning biographies about pioneering personalities rely on original diaries, letters, journals and historical photos to bring her subjects life. Her interest in the mountains began while she was playing in the alpine meadows of Mount Revelstoke as a youngster. Kathryn lives in Victoria, B.C.

Roderick Stewart

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Roderick Stewart

Roderick Stewart is the author of three books on Norman Bethune: The Mind of Norman Bethune (1990), Norman Bethune (1974), and Bethune (1973). He has written high school history textbooks and edited books for major Canadian publishers. He currently lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Margaret Macpherson

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Margaret Macpherson

Margaret Macpherson holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and four children.

lian goodall

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

lian goodall

lian goodall began reviewing Canadian childrenÂ’s books in the 1980s and currently has a regular column in the Guelph Mercury and St. Catharines Standard. Her first published book was Diego Maradona. Her second was William Lyon Mackenzie King. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Gary Evans

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Gary Evans

Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.

Tom Shardlow

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Tom Shardlow

Tom Shardlow's diverse writing ranges from poetry and prizewinning short fiction published in literary magazines to book reviews. His freelance work, which includes creative drawings and photographs, often appears as feature articles in magazines and in newspapers. He lives with his family on Vancouver Island.

Anne Cimon

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Anne Cimon

Anne Cimon is a writer and poet, living near Montreal, Quebec. She has published four books of poetry. Cimon has also worked as a freelance writer for many years and her book reviews and literary articles have been published in many Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers.

André Vanasse

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André Vanasse

André Vanasse obtained a Ph.D. in literature from the Université de Paris-Vincennes. He is vice-chairman and editorial director of XYZ éditeur. He is directs the Romanichels and the Étoile variables collections, and is editor of the literary magazine Lettres Québécoises. André also writes novels and essays.

Wayne Larsen

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Wayne Larsen

Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, QC.

Tom Henighan

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Tom Henighan

Tom Henighan's numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry include The Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture, The Well of Time, and the YA novel Viking Quest (2001). He lives in Ottawa, and teaches at Carleton University.

Nicholas Maes

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Nicholas Maes

Nicholas Maes is a high school history teacher and teaches classics at the University of Waterloo. His previous novels for young people are Crescent Star, Locksmith, and Transmigration. Maes' first Felix Taylor Adventure was Laughing Wolf, which was nominated for the Snow Willow Award. He lives in Toronto.

Julie H. Ferguson

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, USNI Proceedings, and elsewhere; her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was published in 2000.

Valerie Knowles

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Valerie Knowles

Valerie Knowles is a journalist and writer who has published eleven non-fiction works. From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne won the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography for 2004 and the City of Ottawa Non-Fiction Book Award for 2005. She lives in Ottawa.

D.T. Lahey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

D.T. Lahey

D.T. Lahey is a retired Ontario teacher and department head of English. Lahey ís interest in genealogy led to research of Sir George Simpsonís origins, his wives, and his children. He has published articles breaking new ground in Simpson research in Families: The Journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Edward Butts

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Edward Butts

Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running With Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond Leavey's previous books include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, and The Path Through the Trees, all of which were nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Recently, she published Growing Up Ivy, Mary Pickford, and Laura Secord. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.

Rosemary Sadlier

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Rosemary Sadlier

Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto.

Ray Argyle

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Ray Argyle

Ray Argyle is a journalist, the author of several books of biography and political history, and the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian life. During his long association with France, he has spent many years tracking the political careers of Charles de Gaulle and his successors. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Nathan Tidridge

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Nathan Tidridge

Nathan Tidridge was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prince of Wales in 2012. A high-school history teacher, he won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). Nathan is the author of Beyond Mainland, Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. He lives in Waterdown, Ontario.

Ged Martin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Ged Martin

Ged Martin is a graduate of Cambridge University. Awarded the United Kingdom's first chair in Canadian Studies by the University of Edinburgh, he is the author of Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation, 1837-67 and Favourite Son? John A. Macdonald and the Voters of Kingston 1841-1891. He is adjunct professor of history at National University of Ireland Galway, and at the University of the Fraser Valley.