Tuesday, November 27, 2007

History book GG: Karolyn Smardz Frost's "Glory Land"

Karolyn Smardz Frost today wins the non-fiction Governor General's Award for I've Got a Home in Glory Land: a Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad.

A new writer, what the French would call a petite-histoire, a smallish press (Thomas Allen and Sons) -- a nice win altogether. (Guilty confession: I still have not read it.) Karolyn, archaeologist, educator, and writer, is also executive director of the Ontario Historical Society. She once directed excavations around the Toronto home of the escaped slave and early Toronto black citizen who is the subject of her book. Good on her.

[Correction made: somehow called the title "Beulah Land" originally]
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