Extraordinary Canadians, Season 2

Screening Time

Fri, May 26, 2017 – 11:40 AM – Ravine Room


An innovative series of portraits pairing Canada’s most distinguished writers with great Canadians who have shaped our thinking. Based on Penguin Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians collection, the series provides deeply personal takes on the lives of eminent Canadians from the perspective of celebrated contemporary writers.

Unique among television biography series, Extraordinary Canadians captures the relationship between writer and subject, and probes the distinctive link between the two. As each writer chronicles the life of a Canadian from whom they have drawn inspiration, we are treated to insights into the lives of both biographer and subject.





Creative Team


Adrian Wills, Karen Cho, Kenneth Hirsch, Jeremy Benning


Kenneth Hirsch, Tom Puchniak, Laura Francis, Christina Gelsomini, Riel Lazarus


Tom Puchniak, Laura Francis, Christina Gelsomini, Riel Lazarus

Production Company

PMA Biographies Inc

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