J. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN's renowned book If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?: Finding Common Ground was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize and a finalist for the Pearson Writers' Trust Award. He is University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. He worked on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry; was Senior Research Associate with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples; has worked extensively on Native land claims in Canada, the United States, South Africa and Australia; and has lectured widely on literary, historical and cultural issues. His books include The Harrowing of Eden: White Attitudes Towards Native Americans; If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?: Finding Common Ground; Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations; and Island: How Islands Transform the World. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and lives with his wife, Lorna Goodison, in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia. The author lives in Halfmoon Bay, BC.