Zander Sherman

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Zander Sherman
Sherman at the 2012 Book Lovers' Ball
Born Muskoka, Ontario
Occupation Nonfiction writer
Nationality Canadian
Notable works The Curiosity of School

Zander Sherman (born 1986) is a Canadian author and journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Sherman is the great-grandson of Frank A. Sherman, cofounder of Dofasco, a steel company in Hamilton, Ontario. Sherman grew up in Muskoka, where he was homeschooled until the age of thirteen. His father, Jamie, is an artist, glassblower, and musician.[1]


Sherman's debut work was published in 2012 by Penguin Random House. The Curiosity of School: Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment[2] debuted on the national bestseller list,[3] where it generated wide-ranging response from critics.[4][5] Educator Paul W. Bennett described the book as "the most stimulating Canadian contribution to the Great Education Debate in decades."[6]

Sherman has since contributed to The Globe & Mail,[7] and written for numerous magazines including Esquire[8] and The Believer.[9] In 2017, he consulted on “Murder in Cottage Country,” a co-produced documentary by CBC News and The Walrus Foundation.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Sherman composes music under the name Larch.[11]


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