A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Derek Lundy did a wide variety of work in that country before moving to Toronto and writing non-fiction books about his sailing adventures. A 1998 book tour brought him to Victoria, and also to Salt Spring Island, to see where his great-great uncle had settled in the 1880s. After a year’s sabbatical to try island life, Derek and his family made Salt Spring their home in 2002.
Derek’s book, Borderlands, was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize in 2011. In 2002, The Way of a Ship was also a B.C. Book Prize finalist and a Globe and Mail Best Book.
More information about Derek Lundy is available here.
- Scott Turow: Meeting the Enemy (1995)
- Godforsaken Sea: Racing the World’s Most Dangerous Waters (1998)
- Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of the World’s Most Dangerous Waters (2000)
- The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (2002)
- The Bloody Red Hand: A Journey Through Truth, Myth and Terror in Northern Ireland (2006)
- Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America (2010)