A. B. (Brian) McKillop

Alexander Brian McKillop is a Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University and the former Chair of the Department of History (2005-2009). His research interests are focussed on intellectual and cultural history, including religion, higher education, elite and popular culture, cultural production and expression, and historiography, as well as the biography of Pierre Berton.

Professor McKillop has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2001 Arthur Ellis Award for Best “True Crime” Book (The Writers’ Trust of Canada). He was a finalist for the 2000 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction, and for the 2001 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography given by the Writers’ Trust of Canada). In 2001 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1995 he won Canadian Historical Association Certificate of Regional Merit for the Best Book on the History of Ontario. He was named a Chancellor’s Professor of Carleton University in 2002.

Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

The Spinster and the Prophet: Florence Deeks, H.G. Wells, and the Mystery of the Purloined Past (Toronto: Published for the Osgoode Society by Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2000). 477 pp.

  • Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction 2000.
  • Winner of the City of Toronto Book Award 2001.
  • Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction 2001.
  • Finalist for the 2002 Charles Taylor Award for Literary Non-Fiction.
  • Winner of the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography 2001.
  • Finalist for the Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography 2001.