Marsha Lederman is The Globe and Mail’s Western Arts correspondent and recipient of a National Newspaper Award for her work. She spent several years at CBC Radio working as a national news reporter, morning news editor, and founding senior producer for the program, q. Lederman has now brought her considerable investigative and writing skills to her debut book, the memoir Kiss the Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed. With tenderness and precision, she explores her family’s Jewish roots, retelling what she can remember of her parents’ stories of the Holocaust, tracing the lasting impacts of intergenerational trauma to her own life and psyche. Though tackling a heavy topic, in Lederman’s expert hands her stories are moving, perceptive, and told with the perfect balance of seriousness and humour. CBC named Kiss the Red Stairs one of its nonfiction books to watch for in Spring 2022.