Sherman at the 2012 Book Lovers' Ball
|Notable works||The Curiosity of School|
Zander Sherman (born 1986) is a Canadian author and journalist.
Early life and education
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.
Sherman's debut work was published in 2012 by Penguin Random House. The Curiosity of School: Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment debuted on the national bestseller list, where it generated wide-ranging response from critics. Educator Paul W. Bennett described the book as "the most stimulating Canadian contribution to the Great Education Debate in decades."
Sherman has since contributed to The Globe & Mail, and written for numerous magazines including Esquire and The Believer. In 2017, he consulted on “Murder in Cottage Country,” a co-produced documentary by CBC News and The Walrus Foundation.
Sherman composes music under the name Larch.
- For Dofasco founding family, blood is thicker than water. The Hamilton Spectator, November 28, 2015.
- Zander., Sherman, (2012). The curiosity of school : education and the dark side of enlightenment. Toronto: Viking. ISBN 9780670066438. OCLC 795007313.
- "Adult Trade Newsletter." Transatlantic Literary Agency, Fall, 2012.
- Zander Sherman rambles through the history of education. The Globe & Mail, August 31, 2012.
- "The Curiosity of School: Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment." Quill & Quire, September 1, 2012.
- "Lack of curiosity kills the education system." Chronicle Herald, September 2, 2012.
- "Schizophrenia Stole My Brother. This Is How I Got Him Back".
- http://www.believermag.com/issues/201511/?read=article_sherman The Believer, Fall, 2015.
- "Cottage Country Murder".
- "Larch—giving the gift of music to the people of Muskoka".
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