Geiger, John (Grigsby) 1960-
GEIGER, John (Grigsby) 1960-
PERSONAL: Born January 20, 1960, in Ithaca, NY; son of Kenneth Warren (a geologist) and Shirley Frances (an artist; maiden name, Gilchrist; later surname, Keen) Geiger; married Marina Jiménez, 1999. Education: University of Alberta, B.A., 1982. Religion: Episcopalian.
ADDRESSES: Offıce—National Post, 300-1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, Ontario M3B 3R5, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Edmonton Sun, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weekly columnist, 1981-83, reporter, 1983-86; Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, reporter, 1986-87, City Hall reporter, 1987, columnist, 1987-95, member of editorial board, 1995-98; National Post, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, assistant national editor, 1998, deputy national editor, 1998-99, acting national editor, 1999-2000, foreign editor, 2000—. Associate producer of television specials, including the documentary programs "Buried in Ice," broadcast in the United States on the series Nova, Public Broadcasting Service.
MEMBER: Arts and Letters Club.
AWARDS, HONORS: Edward Dunlop Award of Excellence, spot news category, Edward Dunlop Foundation, 1984.
(With Owen Beattie) Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition, Bloomsbury Publishing (London, England), 1987, Dutton (New York, NY), 1988.
(Editor) Empire of the Bay, Madison Press (New York, NY), 1989.
(With Owen Beattie and Shelley Tanaka) Buried in Ice: The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition (juvenile), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1992.
(With Owen Beattie) Dead Silence: The Greatest Mystery in Arctic Discovery, Viking (New York, NY), 1993.
Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Flicker, Gutter Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.
Contributor to books, including Edmonton: Life of a City, 1995; and Canadian Encyclopedia/L'Encyclopedie du Canada. Contributor to magazines and newspapers in Canada and abroad.
Geiger's books have been published in Dutch, German, Portuguese, Danish, Spanish, and Italian.
SIDELIGHTS: John Geiger once told CA: "Frozen in Time, my book about Sir John Franklin's disastrous Arctic expedition of 1845, has been classified as popular science and history, as travel narrative, and even as a detective story, but it is more a cautionary tale about misplaced faith in new technology."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Scientist, November-December, 1992, Rocky Kolb and Adrienne Kolb, review of Buried in Ice: The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition, p. 602.
Beaver: Exploring Canada's History, April-May, 1994, Robert Couts, review of Dead Silence: The Greatest Mystery in Arctic Discovery, p. 47.
Booklist, April 1, 1992, Deborah Abbott, review of Buried in Ice, p. 1441.
Canadian Geographic, November-December, 1993, David F. Pelly, review of Dead Silence, p. 88.
Canadian Historical Review, June, 1990, James A. Tuck, review of Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition, p. 268.
Quill and Quire, July, 1993, review of Dead Silence, p. 49; December, 2002, Adair Brouwer, review of Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Flicker, p. 19.
School Library Journal, April, 1992, Don Reaber, review of Buried in Ice, p. 128.
Times Literary Supplement, July 20, 1994, Jonathan Keates, review of Dead Silence, p. 4.*
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