is the author of “Outlaws.” He has written twelve books about the social history of Western Canada. His most recent title is Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West. A former newspaper columnist, he lives and works in Calgary.
Q&A: What book do you wish you had written?
Mavericks by Aritha van Herk. She’s an Alberta novelist who turned her hand to history and did it better than those of us who profess to write history for a living.