Meet the Writers


This event sponsored by: Talewind Books


10:30 am ~ Sunday ~ August 20

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin

Name any major Canadian magazine, newspaper or literary publication and chances are good that Sandra Martin has been their managing editor, assignment editor, a columnist, a feature writer or a regular freelance contributor. She has spent nearly two decades doing several of those jobs at The Globe and Mail. Her catholic range of interests has led her to write about a wide variety of subjects including the arts, politics, healthcare and social issues. She has shared her experience and knowledge with journalism students at Ryerson, the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria. The latest of her six books of creative non-fiction is A Good Death: Making the Most of our Final Choices, winner of BC’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and a finalist for The Donner Prize and J. W. Dafoe Book Prize. Sandra Martin’s timing is spot on with this broad and thorough investigation into “our final human right,” the right to determine when and how we die. The issue remains only partially resolved.

“Martin has a special talent for bringing federal-scale political problems down to the painfully intimate”