Member Profile

Susan Evans Shaw

Photo: Janice Jackson, Photographer 2012

Until 1999, Susan Evans Shaw was a research technician in Health Sciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. She now chooses to apply her skills to writing and history. Her father and husband were both geologists. Their influence helped cultivate her interest in the past, but the real catalyst was the discovery of her grandfather’s letters, written home during World War I. She transcribed the letters and published a small edition for family, My Darling Girl: Wartime Letters of James Lloyd Evans 1914-1918.  Susan and photographer Jean Crankshaw co-authored Heritage Treasures: The Historic Homes of Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, East Flamborough, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown published by James Lorimer & Company. The book won the 2004 Arts Hamilton Award for non-fiction. In 2011, Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I, with photographs by Jean Crankshaw and others, was published by Goose Lane Editions. Susan lives in a Hamilton high-rise with her two cats, Lottie and Maui.

Phone number:
905-526-6184

Publications

Twelve Golden Guineas in anthology Our Grandmothers, Ourselves. Raincoast Books, 1999
Heritage Treasures: The historic homes of Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, East Flamborough, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown. James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2004
Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of WWI. Goose Lane Editions, 2011

Awards

Hamilton and Region Arts Council’s Non-fiction Literary Award for travel essay in LiT Magazine, 1997
Arts Hamilton Athens Printing award for non-fiction. for Heritage Treasures, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Genre:
Non-fiction
Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable