“Ken McGoogan is required reading for any Canadian who wants to know the real history of our country.” – Peter Mansbridge
The award-winning author of ten books, Ken McGoogan is best-known for his four nonfiction narratives about Arctic exploration, among them Fatal Passage and Lady Franklin’s Revenge. These works won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Biography Prize, the Canadian Authors’ Association History Award, the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography, the Pierre Berton Award for Popular History, and an American Christopher Award for “a work of artistic excellence.”
Ken’s other books include three autobiographical novels, a memoir (written with an Olympic champion), and the recent bestseller How the Scots Invented Canada. Before turning mainly to books, Ken worked for two decades as a journalist (reporter, editor, columnist, reviewer). With degrees in journalism (Ryerson) and creative writing (UBC), Ken has taught nonfiction writing for a dozen years, and in 2010 won an award for teaching excellence from the University of Toronto (Continuing Studies). In September 2013, with HarperCollins Canada, Ken will publish Fifty Canadians Who Changed the World.
Photo: Ken returns to Rae Strait in the High Arctic.
Taken by: Sheena Fraser McGoogan