Monday, January 7, 2013 |
Charlotte Gray is a panelist this year for Canada Reads, but she's no stranger to the writing life herself. As a biographer and historian, Gray has written eight non-fiction books and has received several awards, including Donald Creighton Award for Ontario History and the City of Ottawa Book. In 2003, she received the prestigious Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history.
One of her best-known books is Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, which was first published in 2000 and won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. On February 18, 2000, Gray sat down with Evan Solomon to discuss Sisters in the Wilderness on the CBC-TV show Hot Type and we pulled this interview from the CBC Archives for your enjoyment!