Ken McGoogan - Author, Historian, Canadian Geographic Ambassador

Ken McGoogan

Author, Historian, Canadian Geographic Ambassador

Globe-trotting author-historian Ken McGoogan has survived shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, tracked Lady Franklin to Tasmania, and placed a John Rae memorial plaque in the Arctic.

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Ken McGoogan has published more than a dozen books, among them Dead Reckoning, Celtic Lightning, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, How the Scots Invented Canada, Fatal Passage, and Lady Franklin’s Revenge.

He has won the Pierre Berton Award for History, the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography, the Canadian Authors’ Association History Award, the Writers’ Trust of Canada Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, and an American Christopher Award for “a work of artistic excellence that affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

Before turning to books, Ken worked for two decades as a journalist at major dailies in Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal. He teaches creative nonfiction writing at universities in Toronto and Halifax and sails with Adventure Canada as a resource historian.