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All of Baba's Children

by (author) Myrna Kostash

edited by George Melnyk

NeWest Press
Initial publish date
May 1992
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The story of one woman’s personal discovery of her Canadian-Ukrainian cultural origins and the impact of that invigorating discovery on her life. A must-read for those interested in the history of all the peoples who helped shape and enrich Canada with their unique cultures.

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash is the author of ten books, including All of Baba's Children and The Doomed Bridegroom: A Memoir. In addition to contributing articles to magazines such as Geist, Canadian Geographic, and Literary Review of Canada, Kostash has written radio documentaries and theatre playscripts. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous Canadian and international anthologies, such as The Thinking Heart: Best Canadian Essays, Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Nonfiction, Desire: Women Write About Wanting, Literatura na S´wiecie (Warsaw), and Mostovi (Belgrade).

A founder of the Creative Nonfiction Collective, Kostash has also served as president of the Writers' Guild of Alberta and as chair of the Writers' Union of Canada. In 2008 the Writers Guild of Alberta presented her with the Golden Pen Award for lifetime achievement, and in 2009 she was inducted into the City of Edmonton's Arts and Culture Hall of Fame. In 2010 she received the Writers Trust of Canada Matt Cohen Award for A Writing Life. Her latest book, Prodigal Daughter: A Journey into Byzantium, was released in 2010 by the University of Alberta Press. She is at work on a public family history about her grandparents.

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George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies in the Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary. He is a cultural historian who specializes in Canadian cinema. Among his film publications are One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema (2004) and Great Canadian Film Directors (2007). Most recently he has published The Young, the Restless, and the Dead: Interviews with Canadian Filmmakers (2008) in the Film and Media Studies series at WLU Press.

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