Roy MacGregor’s Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada is the winner of the 2018 Ottawa Book Award for English Non-Fiction.
Here’s what the jury had to say:
“Whether they be glamorous, powerful or recovering from a fetid past, Roy MacGregor masterfully conveys the beauty and fragility of the 16 rivers whose characters he portrays in Original Highways. This unique history of place and people from the geological past to the present day offers a heart-felt call to cherish the precious resource of these waterways. By turns fascinating, funny and poignant, this book is a vivid and compelling read.”
Jury members: Pius Adesanmi, Sylvia Barrett, Suzanne Evans