Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Raised in Montreal and London, England, Noah Richler is a former books editor and literary editor for the National Post and has contributed to publications on both sides of the pond—from the Guardian, Punch, and the Daily Telegraph to The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Saturday Night, and The Globe and Mail. He is also the author of This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada—a bold and impassioned literary travelogue that looks at the country through the work of its contemporary writers. That book won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Non–fiction Prize.
In his latest publication, What We Talk About When We Talk About War, he argues that in the past decade, Canada has gone from being a peacekeeping nation to a “warrior” nation, and he examines what this says about us as a country.