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The award-winning author of ten books, Ken is best-known for his four acclaimed narratives about Arctic exploration: Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, and Race to the Polar Sea. These works earned him the Writers’ Trust of Canada Biography Prize, the Canadian Authors’ Association History Award, the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography, and the Pierre Berton Award for Popular History. Before moving mainly to books, Ken worked as a journalist for two decades at three major dailies. He has a BA in journalism from Ryerson University and a MA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Ken made a cameo appearance in the docudrama based on his book Fatal Passage.