biography

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Circumstances surrounding any writing about Glenn Gould these days can best be explained if I point to what happened one Saturday afternoon years back in St. Peter's Anglican Church in Erindale, the ever-morphing suburb where I grew up. For a pre-Christmas event for children to help explain the meaning of the season, a parishioner known to play a little piano was asked to provide accompaniment on few hymns.

When I set out to write Justin Trudeau’s biography, I knew it would be challenging. It would mean countless interviews, in-depth pre-Internet research and analysis. As a contemporary politician who was freshly elected as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in April 2013 and wanted to become prime minister, there was little to go on. Unlike his father who had written at an early age, Justin Trudeau had not left a trail of articles about his perspective on politics, on governing, or on the issues of the day.

Josie Penny On The Goose

Posted on March 12 by Kyle in Interview, Non-fiction

Tell us about your book.
bout my second Book “On the Goose” When “So Few on Earth” came out, there was a great demand from my readers to continue my story. Therefore, at their request I decided to write the next seventeen years of my life as a young bride and mother in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Labrador.

 

What was your first publication?
My first publication was So Few on Earth. A Labrador Metis Woman Remembers.

 

Tell us about your book. Marjorie, Too Afraid Too Cry is about my mother Marjorie, and while it tells about her not so unusual – as it turns out – experience of being a child migrant (home child) is also includes why it was not so unusual. For example – instead of her removal from her mother’s care being as a result of her mother failing her – a feeling that Marjorie carried with her for most of her life, I discovered that Britain’s policy of migrating their ‘unwanted’ children to the colonies was at the forefront and it was a practice that had been going on since 1618 when the Virginia Company took one hundred street children from the city of London to Virginia in order to supply labour to the plantation owners at Jamestown, Virginia.
PRISCILA UPPAL'S PROJECTIO​N SHORTLISTE​D FOR HILARY WESTON PRIZE thumbnail

Dundurn Press is proud to announce that Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal has been shortlisted for the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Projection, a new memoir exploring Priscila’s bittersweet reunion with the mother who abandoned her as a child, was one of three front list titles that Dundurn acquired in its recent acquisition of Thomas Allen Publishers.

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Today on the blog we have an interview with Nathan Tidridge, author of the new release Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Nathan teaches Canadian history and government and was awarded the Premier's Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year) in 2008. In 2011, he received the Charles Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from Queen’s University.