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About the Author
Chancellor’s Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Carleton University, Brian McKillop is one of Canada’s leading historians. He is the author of several scholarly works, as well as The Spinster and the Prophet, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction and the Charles Taylor Prize, and which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction, the UBC President’s Medal for Biography, and the Toronto Book Award. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2001 and lives in Ottawa.