Catch Up on Dundurn's News!

It's weekly update time again! It was a busy week as our authors paid tribute to fallen heroes, won and were nominated for awards, and were covered by media across the country. Let's catch up!

Firstly, this week was, of course, Remembrance Day, and military authors Ted Barris, Marc Dauphin and Larry D. Rose shared their insights, personal stories, and memories in a variety of forms. Ted Barris, author of The Great Escape, was featured in the Globe and Mail, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Star-Phoenix, and the Ottawa Citizen, as well as appearing on CKROM John Gormley Live, CityNews Toronto, CBC Metro Morning, and more. Combat Doctor Marc Dauphin was featured in the National Post, the Sherbrooke Record, and on OttawaCitizen.com. Larry D. Rose, author of Mobilize!spoke with Canada AM, Rogers DaytimeTV, and CTV ProvinceWide

The Great Canadian Bucket List tour continues, garnering great media attention from Metro Regina, the National Post, the Moose Jaw Times Herald, Canada.com, the Gazette, Northern Life, and the Ottawa Citizen. If you haven't already, take a second to explore CanadianBucketList.com and build your own bucket list. There is also an awesome contest happening there, don't miss it! 

Canada's Other Game was reviewed on Publisher's Weekly Online this week, who commented that "with Toronto's Anthony Bennett chosen #1 overall in the 2013 NBA draft, the status of Canadian Hoopsters is on the rise, and this is necessary background reading." 

J.E Forman, author of Really Dead, and Melissa Hardy author of Surface Rights contributed their thoughts on the importance of place in their fiction writing to OpenBook Ontario

Projection was called "a raw, passionate memoir, a fierce exercise in family exorcism..." by the Gazette.

Rails Across Ontario's Ron Brown appeared on CTV ProvinceWide, and was featured in the Haliburton County Echo, the St. Thomas Times Record. The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal called the book "a reader's treasure of both historical and contemporary railway lore." 

Geoff Berner, author of Festival Man, is travelling with books and his accordion in hand across Eastern Canada at the moment, and his unique events have caught the attention of the Guelph Mercury, Radio Free Canuckistan, and the Weird Canada Blog. Check out his website for the full listing of upcoming shows!

Once again, all of us at Dundurn congratulate the amazing number of award nominees and winners this season, including recent Hamilton Literary Award for Non-Fiction winner Diana Walsh for Empty Cradle. It really has been an incredible fall season. 

And finally, our new Spring Catalogues hit the interwebs this week, so click here and here to take a sneak peek into our exciting forthcoming releases! 

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.

Ron Brown

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Ron Brown

Ron Brown, a geographer and travel writer, has authored more than twenty books, including Canada&#8217s World Wonders and The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. A past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a current member of the East York Historical Society, he gives lectures and conducts tours along Ontario’s back roads. Ron lives in Toronto.

Brian I. Daly

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Brian I. Daly

Brian I. Daly's basketball articles have been published by The Canadian Press, the Toronto Sun, and Le Journal de Montreal. In 2003 he launched QHoops.net, one of the first dedicated basketball websites in Canada. Brian was also a player at the university, community college, and high school levels. He lives in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec.

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 Kendra 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.

J.E. Forman

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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J.E. Forman

J.E. Forman was once a relatively sane television producer. She moved from cameras to keyboards, adding screenwriter and romance novelist (under a pseudonym) to her list of credits. Really Dead is her first mystery. She’s already working on Ria and Glenn’s next case from her home base in Toronto.

Larry D. Rose

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Larry D. Rose

Larry D. Rose is the author of Mobilize!: Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and other publications. He lives in Toronto.

Priscila Uppal

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal was an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she was the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award.

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.