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Author of Non-fiction Books, Adventure and Nautical Articles
About the Author
Anthony Dalton is an author, freelance writer, photographer — and lecturer. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been published in magazines and newspapers in twenty countries and nine languages. He Past President of the Canadian Authors Association.
A British-born Canadian adventurer and author he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. His expeditions have taken him across the Sahara many times, through the deserts of the Middle East, into the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan, on dangerous Arctic waters, and canoeing wilderness rivers in northern Canada. He was the organizer and leader of a CBC-TV filming expedition to the Saharan salt mines of Taoudenit in northern Mali, and participated in a television documentary on great Canadian rivers for the Discovery Channel. He received a Special Achievement Award for his literary works and his contributions to the literary community at the 2009 Surrey International Writers Conference.
Magazine assignments have taken him to the Australian Outback, the Falkland Islands, Namibia, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, among others. Plus, Dalton has written about his adventures tracking Royal Bengal tigers on foot through the dense Sundarbans jungle of Bangladesh, surviving a small-boat capsize in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's north-west coast, and sailing as crew on the mighty windjammers of the Russian and Ukrainian tall-ship fleets.
He is a sailor—a boating fanatic—consequently he specializes in writing about boats and the sea. When he's not working he enjoys sailing and cruising British Columbia's Gulf Islands in his sailboat or in his home designed and built 21-foot Polynesian outrigger canoe.
Anthony's love of adventure, exploration and nautical craft is reflected in the books he has written.
© Anthony Dalton
Updated: June 6, 2011