Maura Hanrahan (MH) is the author, co-author or editor of 11 books in several genres, including fiction, published in Canada and the US. Her novel, Sheilagh’s Brush (Inanna, 2009) won an Independent Press Award, New York. Her best-seller, Tsunami, won the NL Heritage and History Award. She has received other writing awards in the UK and the US and her body of work was recognized with the Polaris Award from the Canadian Coast Guard.
MH is also the author of numerous newspaper and journal articles. She is currently the Board of Governors Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge. She is also an adjunct professor with Memorial University’s Environmental Policy Institute.
Her next book, Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett, will be published by Boulder in 2018. She runs the Facebook page Captain Bob Bartlett on all things Arctic and has a blog in the works.