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Ottawa Book Award for Nonfiction Winner

Ottawa Book Award for Nonfiction Winner

At the National Library and Archives, Mayor Jim Watson announced that I won the 2011 Ottawa Book Award for Non-fiction, beating out literary and journalistic heavyweights Charlotte Gray, Tim Cook, Roy McGregor, and Martin Lawrence. The award jury said it was a book “which combines vivid travelogue, historic inquiry and personal essay, richly rewards readers with a rare blend of epic sweep and intimate meditation.”