This Fall, Ted Barris releases his latest non-fiction book, Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany. It centres on a moment in history that changed the course of the Second World War. Barris is a writer, journalist, professor and broadcaster. Tim Cook is the War Historian at the Canadian War Museum and an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His new non-fiction book is The Secret History of Soldiers. Ted Barris and Tim Cook will be interviewed by Hugh Brewster. This event will be hosted by Ania Szado.
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Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He regularly writes for the national media and has hosted many CBC Radio programs and shows on TV Ontario. His 18 bestselling non-fiction books include Juno, Behind the Glory, Deadlock in Korea, Victory at Vimy and Breaking the Silence. In June 2014, his book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story won the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award.
Being able to create books, plays and performances about history is a dream job for Hugh Brewster (Canada) since he’s always been enthralled by history. As an author, he has written fourteen books for young readers and adults. On Juno Beach won the Information Book Award in 2005 and At Vimy Ridge was a Norma Fleck Award winner in 2008. Other titles include Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, a Governor General’s Award nominee in 1998 and an adult book RMS TITANIC: Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage which was a national bestseller and published in six countries in 2012. His latest book is From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to the Finish in World War I.
Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum. His 11 books have won many awards, including the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End (2008) and for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend (2018). Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. For his contributions to Canadian history, he has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada.
Ania Szado is the bestselling author of Studio Saint-Ex – a novel about fashion and The Little Prince in 1940s NYC – and Beginning of Was, which was regionally shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Ania was named one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read." Her short fiction has been anthologized, most recently in Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction.