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Dennis Gruending

DENNIS GRUENDING

Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Dennis Gruending is an Ottawa-based writer and blogger and a former Member of Parliament. He has worked as a print and broadcast journalist and as a radio host for the CBC. He has written or edited eight books including the best-selling Great Canadian Speeches. His most recent publication is Speeches That Changed Canada. His two biographies are of former Saskatchewan premier Allan Blakeney, and of Emmett Hall, the Supreme Court judge whose Royal Commission recommended Medicare for Canada. Dennis holds an Honours degree in English literature from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in journalism from Carleton University. He posts regularly to his two blogs: Pulpit and Politics and Great Canadian Speeches. 

Email:
DENNIS.GRUENDING@SYMPATICO.CA
City:
Ottawa
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Non-fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Speeches That Changed Canada . 2018 , Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life . 2011, Kingsley Publishing
Truth to Power: The Journalism of a Benedictine Monk (edited) . 2010, Kingsley Publishing
Emmett Hall: Establishment Radical (revised and updated). 2005, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Great Canadian Speeches (edited) . 2004, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
The Middle of Nowhere: Rediscovering Saskatchewan (edited) . 1996, Fifth House Publishers
Promises to Keep: A Political Biography of Allan Blakeney . 1990, Western Producer Prairie Books
Emmett Hall: Establishment Radical. 1985, Macmillan of Canada
Gringo: Poems and Journals from Latin America . 1983, Coteau Books
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes