Carolyn Gossage

I was born and grew up in Toronto. As an only child, the allure of books and writing claimed me as an early victim. After studying French and German, I spent a year at the Sorbonne in Paris before returning to Toronto to teach English and History at Canada’s National Ballet School.

In 1990, while continuing to write, I began working for various film productions, including Road to Avonlea.

To coincide with the Millenium, I was the collaborative author of a major art history publication on Ethiopian Icons published by Skira in Milan, and in 2001 a revised and expanded edition of Greatcoats and Glamour Boots was published by Dundurn Press.

My on-going interest in Ethiopia led to a book on Ethiopian Crosses published in 2006, and the same year saw the publication of Forgotten Graces - The Travel Sketchbooks of a Victorian Gentlewoman in conjunction with The Varley Gallery.

In October 2007, my translation from German of the 600-year history of the Frankfurt Book Fair was launched in Frankfurt. Two years later, Auf Irrfahrt - the German translation of Accidental Captives: The Story of Seven Women Alone in Nazi Germany was released by Christoph Links Verlag of Berlin. Published in English by I. B. Tauris of London and Dundurn Press, Toronto. 

 My publications to date:

The Accidental Captives – The Story of Seven Women Alone in Nazi Germany . I.B. Tauris, London, 2011

Portare le Icone / Portable Icons – Art and Piety in Christian Ethiopia
  - Collaborative  editor  of posthumously published work by Prof. Stanislaw Chojnacki –  Edizione Terra Ferma, Venice 2011

Auf Irrfahrt – Sieben Kanadische Frauen unterwegs im Dritten Reich. Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin 2009

A History of the Frankfurt Book Fair
. Dundurn Press, 2007.
Forgotten Graces: The Travel Sketchbooks of a Victorian Gentlewoman
. The Varley Gallery. 2006

Ethiopian Crosses. (In collaboration with Prof. Stanislaw Chojnacki) Skira, Milan, 2006 .

Greatcoats and Glamour Boots – Canadian Women in Uniform 1939-45 (revised edition). Foreword by Roberta Bondar. Dundurn Press, 2001

Ethiopian Icons (in collaboration with Prof. Stanislaw Chojnacki). Skira, Milan, 2000

Props on Her Sleeve - The Wartime Letters of a Canadian Airwoman with Mary I. Buch
. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1997.
Double Duty, Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak: Canadian War Artist. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1992.

Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War 1939-45. First edition. Toronto. Dundurn Press, 1991.
A Question of Privilege: Canada's Independent Schools.
 Toronto: Peter Martin Associates, 1977.

1 comment:

  1. You're accomplishments are inspiring! I should have listened harder when I had the chance! Congratulations on your latest edition!
    Vickie Fagan