Author Margaret MacMillan reads from and discusses her most recent book, The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, with Charlotte Gray. Hosted by Alissa York.
Charlotte Gray is an acclaimed biographer and historian, the author of numerous award-winning bestsellers and the winner of the prestigious Pierre Berton Award for a body of historical writing. Gray is a Member of the Order of Canada and regularly appears on radio and television as a political and cultural commentator. She presents her RBC Taylor Prize-nominated book, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country, which tells the true story of Carrie Davies who, in Toronto in 1915, shot a member of one of the wealthiest families in Canada.
Margaret MacMillan is an award-winning historian and the author of the international bestsellers Nixon in China and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Samuel Johnson Prize. Formerly a provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now a professor at the University of Oxford. A leading expert on history and international relations, MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media. She presents The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, which explores the economic, social, political and human tensions that led to WWI, changing Europe forever.
Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award). She is also the author of the short fiction collection Any Given Power, from which stories have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Eighteen Bridges and Canadian House and Home. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.