Author Talk: John Boyko
Sunday February 11, 2018
Prime Time presents stunning, colourful, pop-art paintings of Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers as we have never seen them before. Bestselling author John Boyko has composed one sentence-biographies for each of Julio Ferrer’s fun, irreverent portraits.
Boyko will bring the same wit and encyclopedic knowledge of Canada’s history that informs his many TV and radio appearances to Burlington on Sunday February 11. He will entertain and inform with stories of the legacy and foibles of our prime ministers in a celebration of Canada and Canadians.
About John Boyko
John Boyko is an author and historian whom The Globe and Mail deemed, “a distinguished scholar of Canadian political history” with the Winnipeg Free Press praising his, “encyclopaedic knowledge of Canadian history.”
Boyko is the best-selling author of seven books addressing Canadian history and politics including Sir John’s Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada, Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, and Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation.
John Boyko is also an op. ed. contributor to The Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Maclean’s, and more. He contributes entries to the Canadian Encyclopedia. John is also a respected speaker having addressed audiences across the country while appearing on radio and television discussing his books and various political and historical issues.
Boyko has earned degrees from Trent, Queen’s, and McMaster Universities, served on and chaired many boards and has been elected to municipal office and served at the local and county levels. The former Dean of History, is now an administrator at Lakefield College School. John lives in the Village of Lakefield.