Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster. For more than 40 years, his writing has regularly appeared in the national press, as well as magazines as diverse as Air Force, esprit de corps and Zoomer. He has also worked as host/contributor for most CBC Radio network programs and on TV Ontario. After 18 years teaching, he has just retired as a full-time professor of journalism at Toronto’s Centennial College.
Ted is the author of 18 bestselling, non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada: Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944; Days of Victory: Canadians Remember 1939-1945; Behind the Glory: Canada’s Role in the Allied Air War; Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953; Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917; and Breaking the Silence: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan. His 17th book, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story, won the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award (shared with astronaut Chris Hadfield).
Ted’s 18th book, Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid against Nazi Germany, was named one of the Best 10 Non-Fiction War Books of 2018 by The Globe and Mail. The RCAF Association awarded Ted Barris and Dam Busters its 2018 NORAD Trophy for “significant and unequalled contribution to the preservation of Air Force values, traditions, history and heritage”.
His new book, Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire, has just been released.