Eric Walters, a former elementary-school teacher, began writing as a way to encourage his students to be come more enthusiastic about literature. His many works include Camp X, Royal Ransom, and Run. His novels have won numerous awards including UNESCO’s international award for Literature in the Service of Tolerance. He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2014.
Author of more than 50 award-winning novels, Eric was born in Toronto in 1957. In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer, he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between young people – the conflicts, tensions, stresses and interests that make up their lives.
For more information about Eric Walters and his writing, please visit his website: http://www.ericwalters.net/.
The Taming The highschool performance of The Taming of the Shrew becomes the backdrop for the dark, entangled relationship of Kate and Evan. An intense novel, skillfully told by Eric Walters and Teresa Toten.
(Random House Canada, 2012)