On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Canadian award-winning author will be at the Southampton Town Hall in Southampton. The event starts at 2 pm and she will be giving a talk, answering questions and signing her latest book “The Promise of Canada”. Books will also be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Nancy Kuhl at 519-832-2201. If you are interested in attending this event, please pick up a free ticket at either the Southampton or Port Elgin Library.
Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s renowned biographers and historians. Born in Sheffield, England, she was educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. Her writing career began in England as a magazine editor and newspaper columnist.
In 1979, Charlotte moved to Canada and worked as a political commentator, book reviewer and magazine columnist. Later, she turned to writing biography and history. Her first book, “Mrs. King”, was published in 1997. Since the publication of this book, she has gone on to write several more biographies and history books, including “Sisters In The Wilderness” and the “The Massey Murder”. She has also contributed to various anthologies.
Over the years, her writing has won her numerous awards, including the Toronto Book Award for “The Massey Murder” and the Donald Creighton Award for Ontario History for her book “Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell”. She has also won the prestigious Pierre Berton award for her body of historical writing. She is a member of the Order of Canada.
Her latest book “The Promise Of Canada” is about what it means to be Canadian. She does through telling the lives of nine prominent Canadians who have each had a hand in shaping our country over the past 150 years.
Charlotte currently lives in Ottawa with her husband and has three sons. You can read more about her here.