Erna Paris

Erna Paris is the author of seven acclaimed books  of literary non-fiction and the winner of ten national and international writing awards.

Her works include The End of Days: A Story of  Tolerance, Tyranny and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, which  won the 1996 Canadian Jewish Book Award for History; and Long Shadows:  Truth, Lies and History, which won the Pearson Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction  Prize (2001), the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (2001) and the  Dorothy Shoichet Prize for History (2001).  In 2005, Long Shadows  was chosen as one of “The Hundred Most Important Books Ever Written In Canada”  by the Literary Review of Canada.

Erna’s most recent work, The Sun Climbs Slow: The  International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice, was first on  the “best book of the year” list (The Globe and Mail 2008) and  was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing  (2008).





Erna Paris - The Problem of Political Amnesty

“When the past is pushed under the rug, it doesn’t just go away – it sits there...

Erna Paris - A Study Of War And Memory

Author Erna Paris has come to speak on war and memory, trying to understand how nations come to terms...