Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Ken McGoogan, Ed O'Loughlin, Paul Watson
Moderator: Wayne Grady
For 5,000 years, people in search of a home or wealth or fame, or just driven by the need for adventure, have been voyaging “way up there,” in some pretty inhospitable weather. Today you’ll hear three stories from Canada’s far north. Every summer, Ken McGoogan goes to the Northwest Passage as a resource historian with Adventure Canada. His non-fiction Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional history of Arctic exploration and, most importantly, integrates Canada’s Indigenous people. Ed O’Loughlin’s novel delves into the history of the lost Franklin expedition through the eyes of the explorers. And Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Watson brings the failed nineteenth century attempt to find the Northwest Passage up to modern day: he was there when scientists, divers and local Inuit discovered the flagship’s wreck in 2014.
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