Monday, March 20, 2017

Canadian Historical Review: 'Many Deaths...' is "a welcome addition to the literature"

Meaghan Beaton, a Western Washington University (USA) historian, wrote a review of The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson for the highly-regarded academic journal, Canadian Historical Review.

Dr. Beaton offers:
"Klages has produced a timely and valuable contribution to the literature on Thomson that certainly will be of interest to historians, artists, and popular audiences."

"Klages work serves as a valuable reminder to historians about the importance of methodology and the use of primary documents."

For the full review, see the March 2017 issue of the CHR, Vol. 98, Iss. 1 (pgs. 161-163).

Monday, February 27, 2017

May 4 & 5 - Wellington Cty. Public Library branches - 'Many Deaths of Tom Thomson' author talks

Thurs., May 4, 2:00 p.m.
Rockwood Public Library,
85 Christine St.,
Rockwood, ON,
N0B 2K0

Thurs., May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fergus Public Library,
190 St. Andrew St.,
Fergus, ON
N1M 1N5  

Fri., May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Mount Forest Public Library,
118 Main St. North,
Mount Forest, ON
N0G 2L0  

Fri., May 5, 2:30 p.m.
Harriston Public Library,
88 Mill St.,
Harriston, ON
N0G 1Z0

Summer 2017 - Toronto Public Library branches - 'Many Deaths of Tom Thomson' author talks

Wed., May 10, 7:00 p.m.

36 Brentwood Road North
Toronto, ON, 
M8X 2B5

Mon., May 29, 7:00 p.m.
Locke Public Library,
3083 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, 

M4N 2K7

More information...

Thurs., June 15, 6:30 p.m. 
Riverdale Public Library,
370 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, ON,
M4K 2M8
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Tues., July 18, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library,
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON,
M4W 2G8

Fall 2017 talks:
Fall 2017 Toronto Public Library 'Many Deaths of Tom Thomson' events will be posted soon!

16 May 2017: Oshawa Historical Society, Oshawa, ON

16 May 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Oshawa Historical Society
Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch, 
65 Bagot Street, 
Oshawa, ON

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jan 2017: Sean Graham reviews 'Many Deaths of Tom Thomson' on

Sean Graham writes: "The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson hits all the right notes. It’s well researched and illuminates a major Canadian cultural figure while at the same time making room for conspiracies and potentially outlandish claims. At a time when facts have given way to feelings, it’s a terrific reminder of the historian’s responsibility to ensure the evidence is always at the forefront."

For the full review, as well as a podcast interview, visit:

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Many Deaths.." included in Writers' Trust of Canada, Best Books of 2016

On 14 Dec., 2016, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced their list of best books of 2016, as recommended by Canadian authors.

Many Deaths of Tom Thomson was recommended by Debra Komar, former forensic pathologist, author of Bastard of Fort Stikine and Black River Road, among other titles. Komar is also the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Authors Association Canadian History award.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

24 Jan. 2017: Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON

24 Jan. 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Members only event.

14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1G7

Arts & Letters Club's months agenda can be found here: