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Ronald Wright

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Ronald Wright was born in England to Canadian and British parents, and lives on Canada's west coast. A novelist, historian and essayist, he has won awards in all three genres and is published worldwide in sixteen languages. He is the author of nine books, including the 2004 CBC Massey Lectures, A Short History of Progress, which won the Libris Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year and is now in production as a documentary film.
Ronald Wright recommends
The Colonial Hotel (2014)
Jonathan Bennett
"A very moving story of love and hope amid the ruins, with echoes of Graham Greene."
Speakeasy (2018)
(Lena Stillman, book 1)
Alisa Smith
"A great achievement, and pure pleasure. Speakeasy drew me into its wild heart and didn’t let go. The novel’s two narrators give a stereoscopic take on a life of crime during the Great Depression, and one of them - a bold, brilliant, somewhat unscrupulous young woman - is later recruited to crack Japanese codes at a secret Allied base in the Pacific Northwest."

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