Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.FULL STORY



Globe-trotting adventure tale

January 27th, 2015

Winnipeg-born Bob Nixon is a television journalist who first co-authored Tiananmen Square (Douglas and McIntyre  1989). He has now produced a Kindle novel called The Dog Eater’s Lament which he describes as an outrageous adventure tale in which “our young anti-hero Charles travels from the fox hunting fields of 1910 England to the moors of Scotland, on Arctic polar quests, then marooned atop of an iceberg before rescue and a trip to New York’s famed Westminster Dog Show with financier J.P. Morgan.” Previously Nixon’s My Road to Rome: The Running Times of BJ McHugh (Sandhill $2011) recounts how Vancouver’s BJ McHugh became the world’s fastest senior long-distance runner for her age group. A farmer’s daughter who was born at a time when few women ever dreamed of running marathons, McHugh, now in her eighties, only took up running in her fifties. Her memoir of courage and determination was co-written with Nixon. McHugh remains active in 2015, continuing to set world records for her age group.

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