Andreas Schroeder's ROBBERS, a Y/A collection of true stories about 8 of the world's most notorious (and ingenious) thieves, has been nominated for the 2014 Ontario Library Association's "Silver Birch Award" in the Nonfiction category. The winner will be announced in Toronto in May, 2014.
Katherine Palmer Gordon
The author of six non-fiction books, Katherine Palmer Gordon has been writing her "true stories for grown-ups," and for publications in both Canada and New Zealand, since 1995.
Born in England in 1963, her much-travelled family eventually settled in New Zealand. She now resides on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, where she writes about the contemporary issues that face society, both serious and light-hearted. She has covered some of the most beautiful regions of the planet; the people who live around us and what they do; and environmental, cultural, and business-related issues. Her first five books were published under the name Katherine Gordon. With the publication of her sixth book, she is re-introducing her original name, Palmer, to her readers.
With twenty years experience working with First Nations on land claims and inter-governmental relations, Katherine also writes about the complex and human side of treaty negotiations, reconciliation, and the path to justice for First Nations. Her latest book "We Are Born With the Songs Inside Us" (Harbour, September 2013) profiles a number of young First Nations men and women talking about their lives in 21st century BC and the importance of cultural connection to the successful path they are following (with a Foreword by Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo).