Paul William Roberts has written for many magazines and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The Washington Post. His personal account of the 1991 Iraq war won a National Magazine award, and he has received a Canadian Author's Award for fiction. He is considered to be one of Canada's top experts on Middle Eastern affairs. In addition to A War Against Truth, Paul has written six books, including Journey of the Magi. A passionate lover of the Middle East and a scholar of Jewish and Arabic history and religions, he spent four years editing a 22-volume English translation of the Zohar, the pivotal Hebrew/Aramaic text which is one of the primary bases for kabbalah.

Festivals: 2006 (spring)

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