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John Scully on Canada AM

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John Scully on Canada AM

Journalist John Scully was recently interviewed on Canada AM about his latest book, Am I Dead Yet? (Fitzhenry & Whiteside). In his interview, he discusses war zones, depression, terrorists and freedom fighters. He also offers advice to young journalists: "be passionate, believe and have courage... It’s a vocation and you have to be dedicated.... The reason we do it is to give the truth to people who have the right to know what's going on." You can watch the clip here:

The launch for Am I Dead Yet? is on Wednesday, May 21 at Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street, Toronto). For more details, visit our events page.

John Scully knows more about war zones than almost anyone, dead or not dead yet. In his storied 50-year career, he’s worked at the BBC, CBC, and CTV. He’s braved violence in Iraq, Sarajevo, Uganda, and Northern Ireland. In his important new book Am I Dead Yet?, John shares some of his most harrowing experiences. Now, after leaving the war zones to others, he’s lashing out at something that’s more infuriating to him than the thought of a bullet to his head: the state of today’s news. John will be Open Book’s Writer in Residence for August 2008.

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