I have spent over 40 years in the fields of book publishing and journalism.
In October 1994, I published the best-selling oral history, Old Boys: The Powerful Legacy of Upper Canada College (Macfarlane, Walter & Ross), a controversial inside look at the attitudes and values of English Canada's ruling class families. Revelations of sexual abuse of boys at the elite school, first published in the book, led to the conviction of three former teachers and a successful multi-million dollar class action suit against UCC.
Published by Random House Canada in May 2010, my memoir What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son's Quest to Redeem the Past is a multi-layered exploration of madness and high achievement within my prominent Toronto medical family. The book won the 2010 Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize; the article that sparked the book won a National Magazine Award.
Published by Random House Canada in August 2018, my memoir, Dreaming Sally, is a true story of first love, sudden death and synchronicity set in the summer of 1968. The book is the third and last in a thematic trilogy of creative non-fiction.
I was writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, from October through December 2013.
Journalist and Author