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Dan  Soucoup
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Active in bookselling and publishing for many years, Dan Soucoup was born in Moncton and attended Harrison Trimble High School. Dan studied at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Ottawa. The author of numerous books on the history of New Brunswick, Dan wrote a local history column for the Moncton Times & Transcript for a number of years.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

New Brunswick’s unique history has remained a preoccupation for many years and chronicling this compelling story has been my goal.

What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?

My favourite New Brunswick book is Song of the Reel by George Frederick Clarke (Fredericton: Brunswick Press, 1960). Clarke describes with charm and passion, the great joy of fishing salmon and trout in New Brunswick when the rivers were pristine.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

The highlight would be the publication of my first book Maritime Firsts (N.S.: Pottersfield Press, 1996) that became an instant best seller.

Literary Prizes

Halifax Regional Municipality The Mayor’s Award for Literary Achievement - 2009

Featured Publication

Know New Brunswick: the Essential History

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