Member Bernadette McDonald has won the Banff Mountain Book Festival History Award with her recently released Alpine Warriors. Published by Rocky Mountain Books, it chronicles the astonishig story of Slovenian alpinists set amidst the context of the turbulent history of the Balkan Wars. Her 2011...
Born in North Queensland, Australia, Gloria Montero grows up in a family of Spanish immigrants. Study at Lourdes Hill, Brisbane, focusses on Music and Dramatic Arts. After travel in Europe, she settles in Canada where she presents a weekly television programme on Rogers Cable Television featuring prominent figures in politics and the arts; publishes articles and stories; writes and produces radio documentaries on CBC-FM, including the celebrated Music of Spain, a series of 18 hour-long programmes, presenting the music within a social/historical perspective. With her husband filmmaker David Fulton, sets up Montero-Fulton Productions to produce documentary films, such as Years of Struggle, the life and work of Canadian artist Leonard Hutchinson, famous for his prints depicting the Depression of the Thirties; Crisis in the Rain, on the effects of acid rain, winner of the Gold Camera Award American Film Festival 1982. Montero was consultant-interviewer on Dreams and Nightmares (A-O Productions, California) about Spain under Franco, a film that won a number of international awards in Florence, Moscow, Leipzig and American Film Festival 1975. Co-founder of The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples, Toronto (1972) and Director of the Centre until 1976. In 1978 Montero moves to Barcelona where she continues to write and publish novels, poetry and theatre and contributes to The Arts Report (CBC). Winner of the 2003 NH Premio de Relato for Ménage à Trois, the first time the prize was awarded for a short story in English. Well-known among her theatre work is the award-winning Frida K., written for her daughter, actor Allegra Fulton, which has toured Canada, played New York and Mexico and has been produced in Spain, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden and Latvia. http://www.gloriamontero.com