Historical fiction offers many pleasures, from telling new things about past times to applying old templates to current issues. Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Last Crossing, a riveting quest across the North American Plains, is one of the books we’ll consider.
To view the list of authors and books presented during this lectures, visit Handout from Lecture 2.
Gary Draper is a retired Associate Professor of English at St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo, where he taught courses in both early and contemporary Canadian Literature. He has been a book reviewer, a librarian, a poetry editor with Brick Books and a short-fiction editor with The New Quarterly. He is a member of the Culinary Historians of Canada, with a special interest in, and an extensive collection of, community cookbooks.