Join us on Thursday, September 8, at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library, to hear James Bartleman. He is the first of the authors participating in the fall eh List Author Series, Toronto Public Library’s celebration of writers from across Canada.
James Bartleman is the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. He is also the author of Exceptional Circumstances: a novel, and several earlier memoirs: Out of Muskoka; Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka; On Six Continents: a Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002 and Rollercoaster: My Hectic Years as Jean Chrétien's Diplomatic Advisor, 1994-1998.
Bartleman's latest book is Seasons of Hope: Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor. He is donating the royalties from this book to Frontier College, a national literacy organization. He has also established libraries in Indigenous-run schools across the province, a book club for 5,000 Indigenous children, creative-writing awards, and most important to him, summer reading camps for marginalized indigenous children in Northern Ontario.
He has received many awards, such the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now Indspire) in 1999, a Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was received into the Order of Ontario in 2002, and the Order of Canada in 2011.
A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Bartleman was born in the Muskoka town of Port Carling. He lives in Perth, is married and has three children and five grandchildren.
With thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of the eh List Author Series, as well as our media partner, Toronto Star, and Another Story Bookshop for bringing copies of James Bartleman’s books for purchase and signing.
Upcoming authors at Toronto Reference Library this fall
Join us also in Beeton Hall on September 22 to hear M.G. Vassanji in conversation with Deborah Dundas, and at the Appel Salon on September 27 to hear Emma Donoghue in conversation with Marci Ien. Finally, join us again in Beeton Hall on November 10 to hear Noah Richler.