C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, and Alissa York’s works transport us to a different place and time. Learn how these authors re-imagine the past. Hosted by Steven W. Beattie and moderated by Hugh Brewster.
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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.
Chris (C.C) Humphreys is a bestselling author, an actor and a swordsman. He was born in Toronto, grew up in the UK and has acted on stages all over the world in roles ranging from Hamlet to Jack Absolute to Clive Parnell on Coronation Street. His books have been published in more than ten languages and have won numerous awards, including, most recently, the 2015 Arthur Ellis Prize for Best Novel (Plague) He lives on Salt Spring Island, BC with his wife and son. He presents Fire, a story about 17th century London.
Steven Price is the author of two award-winning poetry books, Anatomy of Keys (2006), winner of the Gerald Lampert Award, and Omens in the Year of the Ox (2012), winner of the ReLit Award. His first novel, Into That Darkness, was published by Thomas Allen to acclaim in 2011. By Gaslight takes readers back to the mysterious late 19th century London where three characters find themselves tied to each other by obsession. He lives in Victoria, B.C.
Alissa York's internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist. She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories which have won her the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.