Greenscapes ~ Sense and Meaning
Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario, a small city that is remarkably similar to the Algonquin Bay of the John Cardinal novels. After studying English literature at the University of Toronto, he moved to New York City, where he lived for the next twenty years, before moving back to Toronto in 2002. The first Cardinal novel, Forty Words for Sorrow, won the British Crime Writers Silver Dagger award, and the second, The Delicate Storm, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis award for best novel. His latest novel, No Such Creature, was hailed by the Globe and Mail as “a wonderful tale from a master storyteller.” For more information see Giles Blunt's website.
One of Canada’s pre-eminent garden writers, Marjorie Harris is known across Canada for her many publications, columns in the The Globe & Mail, editorship of Toronto Life Gardens and Gardening Life, frequent appearances on radio and television, and inspiring lectures. Born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, she grew up across Canada, graduated in Honours English from McMaster University, and has lived in Toronto for the past several decades. Beginning in the art world, she moved into journalism, and then discovered gardening – resulting in fourteen books to date, including In the Garden: Thoughts on Changing Seasons and Botanica North America. An updated version of her influential Ecological Gardening (first published in 1991, and re-issued in 1996) has again reached best-seller status in Canada. For more information see Marjorie Harris' website