Dundurn's Weekly Highlight Reel

Chances are high that you heard, saw, or read about a Dundurn author this week—they were everywhere! So let’s jump right into our weekly highlights, starting with the exciting news that Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World won the Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction on Tuesday. Congratulations to author Michael Petrou!

In media news, Robin Esrock has been lighting up the airwaves talking to radio and TV stations as he makes his way across the country on The Great Canadian Bucket List’s speaking and signing tour. Don’t forget to check out the book’s companion website here to see when he will be in your city. If you are a westcoaster and missed him on your side of the country, never fear! Robin got some great media coverage in the Daily Courier and on the CTV Saskatoon Morning Show, the Global Calgary Weekend Morning News and the CityTV Edmonton BTV, so you can check out those links and get all caught up.

Priscila Uppal is one of several Dundurn authors participating in Vancouver Writersfest this week, and to get you ready for it, the Vancouver Sun has a Q & A with the Projection author here. She was also featured on Open Book Toronto, CBC.ca, The Eyeopener, and the National Post Afterword, as well as receiving a review on Rob Mclennan’s blog.

Geoff Berner was busy this past week in Calgary and Banff at WordFest, and Festival Man’s companion album reached #1 on CKUA’s top 30. He was also profiled in L.A. Beat Magazine, you can read that great feature here.

Jennifer Dance’s Red Wolf was reviewed in Canadian Materials, where it was called “a heartrending, relentlessly compelling novel about the impact of the Indian Act of 1876 and the residential schools system upon indigenous cultures.”

All the way from Scotland, the Peebleshire News discussed John Buchan, stating that, “William Galbraith has [written] a comprehensive and affectionate, though not uncritical, study of John Buchan's legacy.”

In the blogosphere, Lost Beneath the Ice received an early review on whatifknits.com,  and Metal on Ice was featured on loudguitars.com

And finally, 47 Sorrows appeared on the Toronto Star’s list of recent books of note.

Those are your highlights from #DundurnHQ! Don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook, we’d love to hear what you are reading. 

 

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.

Jennifer Dance

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Jennifer Dance

Jennifer Dance was born in England and holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of the West Indies. She migrated to Canada in 1979. With family in the Native community, Jennifer has a passion for equality and justice for all people. Her first novel, Red Wolf, was endorsed by Giller Prize–winning author Joseph Boyden. An avid environmentalist, Jennifer lives on a small farm in Stouffville, Ontario.

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.

J. William Galbraith

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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J. William Galbraith

J. William Galbraith is a council member of the John Buchan Society. Following degrees from universities in Ottawa and Brussels, he worked for a private sector business research organization and has served in a number of Canadian federal government departments and agencies, involving investment review, intelligence, national security policy, and intelligence review. He lives in Ottawa.

Janet Kellough

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Janet Kellough

Janet Kellough is a professional storyteller who has written and appeared in numerous stage productions featuring a fusion of spoken word and music. Her previous books in the Thaddeus Lewis series are On the Head of a Pin, Sowing Poison, 47 Sorrows, and The Burying Ground. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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.

Michael Petrou

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Michael Petrou

Michael Petrou, an award-winning senior writer at Maclean's, has covered wars and conflicts across Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. He is the author of Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, and holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. Petrou lives in Ottawa.

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.