eh List: Elaine Dewar and Nick Mount
Elaine Dewar is the bestselling author of Bones: Discovering the First Americans, and Nick Mount is an acclaimed writer and critic. They are appearing as part of the fall 2017 eh List Writer Series. The eh List features notable Canadian Authors – in other words, Canada’s “A-list” – and is a premier destination for lovers of literature, history, politics, and of course books.
Elaine Dewar has won nine National Magazine awards, including the prestigious President’s Medal, as well as the Writers' Trust Award for Non-Fiction (now the Hilary Weston) for The Second Tree: of Clones, Chimeras and Quests for Immortality, published by Random House of Canada and Carroll & Graf in the U.S. She lives in Toronto.
Nick Mount's prize-winning doctoral dissertation, When Canadian Literature Moved to New York, won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for the best book in Canadian literary criticism). He regularly gives public talks and interviews on the arts in Canada, and is a two-time finalist in TVO’s Best Lecturer Competition, a province-wide search for the best lecturer in a post-secondary institution. He has won several teaching awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the country’s highest teaching award.