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.


Events Hugh Brewster was involved in

  • The Past You Make

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    Learn how C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, and Alissa York re-imagine the past.


  • Interpreting the Past

    Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Join Adam Hochschild, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Daniel Scott Tysdal as they explore the theme of writing about history.


  • War of the Words

    Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM

    Martyn Burke, Sharon Johnston, Sophia Nikolaidou and Jim Shepard discuss their latest novels.


  • ROUND TABLE: How We Remember War

    Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM

    Three historians share their research process, and debate the rewards and pitfalls of writing historical non-fiction.


  • Canada, Fall In!

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30 PM

    Canada, Fall In! is an unforgettable concert performance.