Celebrate Canadians from all walks of life with The Look Book, featuring a few of Simon & Schuster Canada’s highly anticipated fall books.
Meet extraordinary Canadians who have helped make our country great. Read your way into the far reaches of space with celebrated astronaut, aquanaut, and ER doctor, Dave Williams. Meet the amateurs and the professionals behind Canada’s most beloved sport with everybody’s favourite broadcaster, Bob McKenzie. Explore the weird everyday sayings we use and the stories behind them with award-winning journalist and author Mark Abley. Go behind the scenes in the publishing trenches with the iconic publisher Anna Porter. And finally, follow the rise of basketball with NBA coach, Jay Triano.
Includes samples from the following fall 2018 new releases:
Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe, Dr. Dave Williams
Everyday Hockey Heroes: Inspirational Stories On and Off the Ice, Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang
Watch Your Tongue: What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Literally Figuratively Mean, Mark Abley
In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time, Anna Porter
Open Look: Canadian Basketball and Me, Jay Triano
The Team at Simon & Schuster Canada
About the authors
Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, and CEO. The former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA, he has flown to space twice, once on the space shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavor, logging over thirteen million kilometres in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks. He has lived and worked on the world’s only undersea research habitat and is the recipient of five honourary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. Williams lives in Oakville with his wife, Cathy, two kids, Evan and Olivia, and nephew, Theo. Connect with him on Twitter @AstroDaveMD.
BOB MCKENZIE is known to Canadians simply as TSNs Hockey Insider. McKenzie provides insight and commentary as an analyst for TSNs national NHL coverage, files updates and breaking news for TSN's SportsCentre, and writes his popular Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca. He also appears regularly on radio in all major hockey markets in Canada, and on satellite radio across North America on shows such as This Week in the NHL and others.
McKenzie has been covering hockey for the past 26 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. In 2008, he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockeys 100 most powerful and influential people.
McKenzie joined TSN in the late 1980s as an analyst on SportsCentre and Molson That's Hockey and has been a fixture on the network ever since. Prior to joining TSN, McKenzie was the editor-in-chief of The Hockey News for nine years and a hockey columnist for the Toronto Star for six years.
Mark Abley was born in Leamington Spa, England, in 1955. From age six to twenty he lived in Lethbridge and Saskatoon. After winning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, he went to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship and received his Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. He and his wife live in Montreal.
For the past seven years, Mark Abley has been a contributing editor to Macleans's and a regular writer for Saturday Night, CBC Radio's "Ideas" and The Times Literary Supplement. He has also written for the Globe and Mail, Canadian Literature, The Listener, and the New Statesman.
Anna Porter was born in Budapest, Hungary, during the Second World War and escaped with her mother at the end of the 1956 revolution to New Zealand, where she graduated with an MA from Christchurch University. Like so many young Kiwis, after graduation she travelled to London, England, where she had her first taste of publishing. In 1968, she arrived in Canada, and was soon swept up in the cultural explosion of the 1970s. At McClelland & Stewart, run by the flamboyant Jack McClelland, she quickly found herself at the heart of Canadian publishing. In 1982, she founded Key Porter Books and published such national figures as Farley Mowat, Jean Chrétien, Conrad Black, and Allan Fotheringham. She went on to write both fiction and nonfiction works, including Kasztner’s Train, which won the Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the Jewish Book Award, The Ghosts of Europe, which won the Shaughnessey Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and has published four mystery novels. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Julian Porter. Visit her at AnnaPorter.ca.
Jay Triano is head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors. He has been assistant coach of the USA-B Select Team, head coach at the Nike Skills Academy, and coach at the prestigious Euro Camp in Treviso, Italy. Triano played for the Canadian national team for eleven years and was head coach of the 2000 Canadian Olympic team. A member of the Canadian Basketball and Olympic halls of fame, Triano has also worked as a basketball analyst for TSN and as a TV broadcaster for the Olympic Games. Triano lives in Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC.
Excerpt: The Look Book: Fall 2018 Sampler (by (author) Dave Williams, Bob McKenzie, Mark Abley, Anna Porter & Jay Triano)
Other titles by Dave Williams
Why Am I Taller?
What Happens to an Astronaut's Body in Space
Leadership Moments from NASA
Achieving the Impossible
Lessons from the Edge of the Universe
Living on Other Planets
Mighty Mission Machines
Go For Liftoff!
How to train like an astronaut
To Burp or Not to Burp
A Guide to Your Body in Space
Other titles by Bob McKenzie
Other titles by Mark Abley
Fugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind
Watch Your Tongue
What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Figuratively Mean
The Tongues of Earth
Conversations with a Dead Man
The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Woman Clothed in Words
The Prodigal Tongue
Dispatches from the Future of English
When Earth Leaps Up
The Silver Palace Restaurant
Travels among Threatened Languages
Other titles by Anna Porter
A Helena Marsh Novel
In Other Words
How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time
Buying a Better World
George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy
Ghosts of Europe
Journeys through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future
The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust
Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies