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Wright, Eric

Wright EricWright, Eric

Born 1929, London UK. Died 2016, Canada.

If there ever was a crime writer whom the Canadian crime-writing community needs to thank it is Eric Wright.

Eric Wright wrote eighteen crime novels, in four different series, as well as novels, a novella, and a memoir. Eric’s first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled (1983), won the first Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the John Creasey Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), and the City of Toronto Book Award. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn (2000) won an Arthur and was nominated for an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

His writing career spanned over forty years and his contribution to Canadian crime writing was, without question, immense. This was recognized in 1998 when Eric received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contribution to Canadian crime writing.

Eric Wright passed away in October, 2015, shortly after being notified that he had been selected for the Grand Master Award. Eric continued writing until shortly before his death, and in May 2016, Cormorant Books released The Land Mine, a historical novel loosely based on Eric’s own childhood in World War II London.

 

"With his detective Charlie Salter, novelist Eric Wright created one of the country’s most popular literary heroes. Much like Salter doggedly working a case, Mr. Wright was known for meticulously crafting the plots of his crime novels, which were always readable and quintessentially Canadian."

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Filteau, Patricia

Filteau PatriciaPatricia Filteau

Patricia Filteau mines a wealth of personal experiences that bring to life her Kate Roarty, P.I. series. Inspired by a career that took her from archaeology to small business to trade commissioner and diplomat, this writer takes us on a high-stakes, high-tech pursuit of stolen intellectual property. Kate’s clients are scientists developing advanced technology in domains that will change the world. Kate Roarty restores stolen intellectual property to their rightful owners. The first book, Vantage Point, (2016) careens through the vagaries of neuro micro science while the second book, Traces, (2017) descends into the mining industry, stripping the lustre off precious metals. The third book, Steps, (2018) takes on exploitation in the dance world, chasing down stolen choreography. Murder, deceit, and corruption invade these tales. Dollops of love, romance, and compassion keep her readers teetering on the edge.

Patricia Filteau grew up in the boreal forest of northern Canada. She went on to live, work, and travel in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Her lifelong passion for long-distance open-water swimming connects her to the outdoors and the wilderness she knows and loves. She has experienced adventure, adversity, avarice, and passion in many geographically diverse and humanly dynamic settings. She embraces the Canadian wilderness and urban landscape with equal delight and awe. Patricia has two adult children. She lives and writes in Ottawa, Canada and swims in Meech Lake, Gatineau, Quebec.

 

Hauka, Don

Hauka DonDon Hauka

Don Hauka is a versatile writer from New Westminster, B.C., who has written for print, broadcast and stage. His first novel, Mr. Jinnah: Securities, was adapted for television and broadcast on CBC in 2003. A second TV movie, "Jinnah on Crime: Pizza 911", aired in 2002 and was nominated for a Gemini award.Hauka’s second novel, "Mister Jinnah: She Demons, (Dundurn Press, Toronto) was published in 2010. To confuse readers further, he adapted the script for Pizza 911 into a novel, which was published by Dundurn in June 2015. 

Hauka has also collaborated on two true crime books with former Province newspaper colleague Salim Jiwa: The Death of Air India Flight 182 (W.H. Allen and Co. London, U.K., 1986) and Margin of Terror: the Air India tragedy (Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2006).  Hauka has written a history of the birth of B.C. politics (and political malfeasance, which is sort of a true crime book), McGowan's War (New Star Books, Vancouver, 2003). He’s also the co-writer and executive producer of “Canyon War: The Untold Story” (Wunderman Film, 2008), a ground-breaking documentary on the First Nations-Miners war of 1858. Broadcast on several networks (including the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Public Broadcasting Service), the film won awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (Los Angeles, 2010) and Worldfest 2010 (Houston International Film Festival, Platinum Award, Best in Category).Hauka also somehow contrived to co-write The Motherlode musical revue (Newman and Wright Theatre Company, Barkerville), which staged 80 performances and 20 workshops in 45 communities while travelling 17,000 kilometers from Sparwood to West Vancouver  in the summer of 2008 and has nothing to do with crime whatever.

His Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/don.hauka.

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