Member Profile

Carolyn Gossage

Photo: s. chojnacki 2004

Carolyn Gossage grew up in Toronto, where she learned to skip (school) and jump (queues) and other useful lifetime skills. As an only child, the allure of books and writing claimed her as an early victim. After studying French and German, she spent a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, before returning to teach English and History at the National Ballet School. In 1990, while continuing to write, she began working as the on-set tutor for various film productions including the "Road to Avonlea" and "Goosebumps" TV series.
To coincide with the millenium, Carolyn was the collaborative author of a major art history publication on Ethiopian Icons published by Skira in Milan and in 2001 a revised and expanded edition of Greatcoats and Glamour Boots was published by Dundurn Press. Her on-going interest in Ethiopia led to a book on Ethiopian Crosses published in 2006 and the same year she also co-published Forgotten Graces - The Travel Sketchbooks of a Victorian Gentlewoman in conjunction with The Varley Gallery of Markham, Ontario. In October 2007, her translation from German of the 600 year history of the Frankfurt Book Fair was launched in Frankfurt. Her most recent book The Accidental Captives was published by I B Tauris in the UK in the autumn of  2011  and the North American edition by Dundurn Press was released this Spring

Phone number:
416-489-8106 /cell: 416-898-5212

Publications

Props on her Sleeve. with Mary I. Buch. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1997.
"Double Duty", Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak: Canadian War Artist. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1992.
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War 1939-45. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1991.
A Question of Privilege: Canada's Independent Schools. Toronto: PMA, 1977.
Ethiopian Crosses. Skira, Milan, 2006
Forgotten Graces: The Travel Sketchbooks of a Victorian Gentlewoman., 2006
Ethiopian Icons. Skira, Milan, 2000
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots (revised edition) Foreword by Roberta Bondar. Dundurn Press, 2001
A History of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Dundurn Press, 2007
The Accidental Captives. I B Tauris, London /Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2111/2012
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable