Jo Roberts will be reading from her critically acclaimed book Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe (Dundurn, 2013) at the Ottawa International Writers Festval. She'll also be interviewed on stage by Jim Creskey, publisher of Embassy, Canada's...
Karleen Bradford was born in Toronto, but spent most of her childhood in Argentina, returning to take a B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1959. That same year she married James Bradford, a foreign service officer with the Canadian government. She has spent the past 34 years living in various countries, which has provided "grist for the mill" in terms of settings and plots for her children's and young-adult novels, but now is happily home for good.