Ian Brown now a writer-in-residence

Canadian journalist and writer Ian Brown has been named writer-in-residence at the Stratford Chefs School.

D.B. Scott reports on his Canadian Magazines blog:

“[Brown] will spend two weeks at the chefs school during 2010-11 and will lead small seminars and workshops and work one-on-one with novice writers on the intricacies of gastronomic writing.”

A Canadian press story notes that the program is named for the late Joseph Hoare, former food editor of Toronto Life magazine who died in 1997.

Brown’s book “The Boy in the Moon“, about his severely disabled son, recently earned three prestigious prizes: the Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction, the B.C. Book Award and the Trillium Awarm. He’s been nominated for National Magazine Awards 27 times, and has won seven gold and five silver for his writing.

D.B. notes that “This summer, [Brown] has written a series of articles for the Globe and Mail documenting his gastronomic tour of Canada, entitled Ian Brown Eats Canada.”