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Elaine Kalman Naves

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Elaine Kalman Naves was born in Budapest, Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1959 as a child. She attended McGill and Bishop’s Universities, and worked as an editor and researcher at the Centre d’Etude de Québec during the 1970s. She wrote a regular book column and literary features for the Montreal Gazette and now freelances (recent credits include a radio dramatization of her book, Journey to Vaja, for CBC’s Ideas, and author interviews published in Contemporary Literary Criticism). Naves is the author of a work of narrative non-fiction entitled Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family; a collection of biographical sketches of prominent Montreal authors, past and present, The Writers of Montreal; and the editor of two scholarly works in Canadian history. Her first novel, The Book of Faith, was published in 2015.

Books by Elaine Kalman Naves

46 Writers of Montreal,The

116 Putting Down Roots

9780771067945 Shoshanna's Story

Journey to Vaja

Weaver Robert Weaver

Portraitofascandal Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman

Thebookoffaith_frontcover_lowres The Book of Faith


Hungarian Canadian

Budapest, Hungary