THREE DUNDUN TITLES SHORTLISTED FOR COVETED SPEAKER’S BOOK AWARD

THREE DUNDUN TITLES SHORTLISTED FOR COVETED SPEAKER’S BOOK AWARD

Posted on November 19 by Richard Feltoe, Steve Paikin And Peter Unwin
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Three Dundurn titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 Speaker's Book Award, it was announced yesterday.  Richard Feltoe, The Ashes of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, August 1814-March 1815; Steve Paikin, Paikin and the Premiers; and Peter Unwin, Canadian Folk; are among the eleven finalists. The winning entry will be announced at a ceremony held at the Ontario Legislative Building on March 9, 2015.

Launched by Speaker Levac in 2012 and hosted by the Ontario Legislative Assembly, the Speaker’s Book Award “aims to bring awareness to books written by Ontarians covering historical, regional, cultural, or parliamentary aspects of the province.”  The winning book will be awarded a permanent home at the Ontario Legislative Library and be featured at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop.

Richard Feltoe

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Richard Feltoe

Richard Feltoe was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a degree in economics from the University of London. He is the curator and corporate archivist for the Redpath Sugar Museum and is active as a living history reenactor, re-creating the life of a Canadian militia soldier from the War of 1812. His other publications include The Flames of War and The Pendulum of War. He lives in Brampton, Ontario.

Steve Paikin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin is anchor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO’s flagship current affairs program since 2006. He has written four previous books on politics, including Paikin and the Premiers. Paikin has spent more than 30 years in journalism, 20 of them at Ontario’s provincial broadcaster. He lives in Toronto.

Peter Unwin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Peter Unwin

Peter Unwin grew up in southern Ontario and has travelled extensively in the north. His first collection of short stories, The Rock Farmers, was nominated for a Stephen Leacock Award, and his essays have been singled out for both regional and national attention. His story The World In the Evening was shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian National Magazine Award For Fiction. He lives in Toronto.