Allan Levine

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Allan Levine
Born (1956-02-10) February 10, 1956 (age 58)
Occupation Author

Allan Levine (born February 10, 1956) is a Canadian author from Winnipeg, Manitoba, known mainly for his award-winning non-fiction and historical mystery writing.

Life and works[edit]

Levine attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto; he got a PhD in Canadian history from Toronto in 1985. His graduate thesis on the grain business in Winnipeg was turned into his first book in 1987, at which point he was already teaching and freelancing as a journalist. He is an alumnus of Camp Massad of Manitoba.

Levine 's non-fiction work Fugitives of the Forest was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize in Holocaust History in the 1999 Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and his series of Sam Klein Mysteries have won him a broad audience of mystery lovers. In late 2004, Levine toured Germany promoting Die Sünden der Suffragetten, the German translation of his mystery Sins of the Suffragette.

Published works[edit]

Non-fiction Historical fiction
  • King: William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Life Guide by the Hand of Destiny. Vancouver and Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011.

Winner of the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, 2012.

  • Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba. Winnipeg: Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada and Heartland Associates, 2009.

Winner of the McNally-Robinson Book of the Year, 2010 and the Winner of the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for History, 2010.

  • The Devil in Babylon: Fear of Progress and the Birth of Modern Life. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005.
  • Fugitives of the Forest: The Heroic Story of Jewish Resistance and Survival During the Second World War2. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1998. Second Edition: Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2008.
  • Scrum Wars: The Prime Ministers and the Media. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1993.
  • The Exchange: 100 Years of Trading Grain in Winnipeg. Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers Limited, 1987.
  • Evil of the Age (The Charles St. Clair Chronicles, vol. 1). Winnipeg: Heartland Associates, 2008.
  • The Bolshevik’s Revenge (A Sam Klein Mystery). Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2002.
  • The Blood Libel3 (A Sam Klein Mystery). Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications Limited, 1997.

1 Scattered Among the Peoples (2002): Short-listed for the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year and the Isbister Best Non-Fiction Manitoba Book of the Year
2 Fugitives of the Forest (1998): Winner of the Yad Vashem Prize in Holocaust History, Canadian Jewish Book Awards, 1999 and Short-listed for the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year, 1998
3 The Blood Libel (1997): Shortlisted for the Chapters/Books in Canada First novel Award and the Arthur Ellis First Mystery Novel Award.

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