Sid Tafler is a career professional writer, author of Us and Them: A Memoir of Tribes and Tribulations and more than 3,000 articles published in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He has won a dozen writing prizes, including a Western Magazine Award for an article about a 10,000-year old Caucasoid skeleton uncovered in Washington State. He has also worked as a publicist, an editor, a playwright and a writing instructor. Tafler has edited and contributed to several other books, including The Uncooling of America (William Morrow), Child Growth and Development (Dushkin/McGraw Hill) and The Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing). As a journalist, he has written for more than 50 publications as a contributor or columnist, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Maclean’s and Report on Business Magazine.
His next book, Great Bear Mountain, is a novel about the meeting of two human species in France 30,000 years ago, and the choices they must make between love and acceptance or hatred and war.
Us and Them
by Sid Tafler
Did you ever feel your face prickle under the hostile gaze of a stranger? Us and Them is a vivid memoir for anyone who ever feared or mistrusted another person because of their skin color, their religion or the language they spoke--or faced that fear and suspicion.
"Graceful, lucid writing." Vancouver Sun
"Told with skill and sensitivity." Victoria Times Colonist