James Laxer, an award-winning author, has written sixteen books, including Stalking the Elephant: My Discovery of America (published by the New Press in New York as Discovering America), and The Border: Canada, the U.S. and Dispatches from the Forty-ninth Parallel. In his review of Stalking the Elephant, David Shribman, Pulitzer prizewinning columnist for the Boston Globe, said: "This is a book by a Canadian that can change the United States."

James Laxer is a professor of political science at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Festival: 2000, 2007 (fall), 2008 (fall)

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