Hamilton Room, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library
ROBERT NIELSEN was born in Vancouver and attended University of Alberta (B.A.) and University of Guelph (M.A.). His thesis on Canadian fiction of World War One resulted in his company Potlatch Publication publishing Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison, a book long out of print but now an international bestseller. His anthology Canadian Children’s Annual became a Canadian tradition for a dozen years. Other books include War and Revolution, an anthology (Thomas Nelson & Sons), the biography Garney Henley: A Gentleman and a Tiger, Total Encounters: The Life and Times of Mental Health Care Centre Penetanguishene (McMaster University Press), and Athlete’s Foot: or How I Failed at Sports, finalist for the Leacock medal for humour. He has taught for many years in the McMaster Certificate in Writing Program. Bob lives in Stoney Creek with his beautiful wife Valerie on the shores of balmy Lake Ontario.