philip Marchand was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and descends from French settlers in Quebec. His biography, Marshall McLuhan, remains the essential book for understanding the life and work of McLuhan. His other books include a collection of his magazine journalism, Just Looking, Thank You, a crime novel, Deadly Spirits, and a collection of his literary criticism, Ripostes: Reflections on Canadian Literature. He lives in Toronto and is the books columnist for the Toronto Star. Ghost Empire: The Legacy Of The French In North America is his most recent publication.

Festivals: 2005 (fall)

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