This blog is simply an effort to gather together some research on Canada’s war literature.
I’m a book collector that became curious about these writers and wanted to know more about them than was contained in their brief bios in the Canadian Encyclopedia and literary guides (where those existed at all) –so I started digging.
As a result of this blog, I co-authored the introduction (with Brian Busby) to the Dundurn re-issue of Peregrine Acland’s All Else is Folly in 2014.
I have also written the introduction to Philip Child’s novel God’s Sparrows (1937), again for Dundurn, which appeared in the spring of 2017.
Monday to Friday (and very frequently on the weekends) I’m the archivist for the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum & Archives. I was a private in the regiment from 2001-2004.
I am currently working on two projects: the reissue of W. Redvers Dent’s WWI novel “Show Me Death!” and a biography of Major General R.G.E. Leckie.
I live in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver.
If you’d like to get in touch, please leave a comment on any of my posts. WordPress will send me your e-mail, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.
If you’re an academic looking for some obscure bit of Canadian war writing, particularly from WWI, get in touch. Chances are I have it. I have an extensive collection of WWI era pulp magazines, many small unit publications, and an extensive pamphlet/poetry collection. And if you’re teaching a course on WWI lit, I’d be more than happy to share PDFs of short stories that are not otherwise available.