Canadian authors of primarily non-fiction work, including history, science, and biographies.
Vancouver historian and author. Anderson's works include When Passion Reigned: Sex and the Victorians and The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture.
Journalist, historian, and media personality. Pierre Berton was born and raised in the Yukon. He has been managing editor of Maclean's magazine, associate editor and columnist at the Toronto Star, and the host and writer of several television shows. His books include Klondike, The National Dream, The Last Spike, and The Promised Land.
Toronto based journalist and author. Fiorito's works include The Closer We Are to Dying and Tango on the Main.
1912-1991 Herman Northrop Frye was an internationally recognized scholar, editor, lecturer, and critic. His many awards include the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction for Northrop Frye on Shakespeare and the Royal Bank Award for distinguished contributions to Canadian literature. In 1972, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Author, broadcaster, columnist, and literacy advocate. Peter Gzowski hosted CBC Radio's Morningside for fifteen years. His books include The Sacrament, The Game of Our Lives, and Friends, Moments, Countryside.
Linda Hutcheon is the author of many books on such things as feminism, ethnicity, and irony.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Myrna Kostash is the author of several non-fiction books and magazine articles. Her work includes Bloodlines: A Journey Into Eastern Europe, All of Baba's Children, and The Doomed Bridegroom: A Memoir.
Editor of Adbusters, co-founder of the Media Foundation, and author of Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America. Lasn is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Peter C. Newman specializes in writing about politics and economics. His books include Titans: How the New Canadian Establishment Seized Power, Company of Adventurers, and The Bronfman Dynasty. Newman is also former editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star and Maclean's Magazine.
1917-1975 William Cyril Desmond Pacey was an author, Canadian literary historian and critic, educator, and administrator. His scholarly works include Creative Writing in Canada: A Short History of English-Canadian Literature and Ten Canadian Poets: A Group of Biographical and Critical Essays.
Author, columnist, and professor. Stan Persky's works include Then We Take Berlin: Stories From the Other Side of Europe, Mixed Media, Mixed Messages, and Buddy's: Meditations on Desire.
John Ralston Saul's non-fiction works include The Unconscious Civilization
and The Doubter's Companion - A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense
. His fiction works include The Birds of Prey
and The Field Trilogy
Saul is married to Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.
Geneticist, activist, environmentalist, broadcaster, and author. British Columbia native David Suzuki is the author of many books, including Introduction to Genetic Analysis, Genethics, and Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature. He also hosts the CBC-TV show, 'The Nature of Things', and is the Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation.
1912-1995 Critic, poet, editor, and anarchist writer. In 1959, he founded Canadian Literature, the first journal devoted entirely to Canadian writing. Internationally, he is best known for his books on the philosophy of anarchism and its history, and for his biography of George Orwell, The Crystal Spirit.
Book review editor for the Vancouver Sun and dance historian. Max Wyman's books include Dance Canada: An Illustrated History, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet - The First Forty Years, and Evelyn Hart: An Intimate Portrait.
Author, columnist, and critic. Zolf's works include Just Watch Me: Remembering Pierre Trudeau and Scorpions For Sale.
Mark Zuehlke is a freelance writer with a particular interest in military history. His works include The Gallant Cause: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 and Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle.