Joe from Winnipeg is an acclaimed series of weekly commentaries penned and performed by Ian Ross (winner of the 1997 Governor General’s Award for Drama) on CBC Radio One. Phenomenally successful since they began to air, these humorous commentaries reflect a compassionate and curious Everyman. In his third collection of the Joe from Winnipeg stories, Ross picks over 80 of his faves from the series. He delves into such pressing social issues as moose on the road, immunization, peekaboo, little dogs wearing nail polish, springrolls, and odometer checks.
News & Reviews
“Not your average Joe” — Winnipeg Free Press
“Ian Ross puts together the ‘greatest hits’ of Joe From Winnipeg.” — Uptown
About the Author
Metis/Ojibway playwright and author Ian Ross was born in McCreary, Manitoba in 1968 and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Theatre. Ross’s plays include the Governor General’s Literary Award winner fareWel, which had productions across Canada and at the Edinburgh Festival, The Gap, Bereav’d of Light, Heart of a Distant Tribe, An Illustrated History of the Anishinabe, and The Third Colour. Ross has written for theatre, film, and television, and is well-known for his radio character “Joe from Winnipeg.” Ian Ross has been awarded the John Hirsch Award (1996), the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama (1997) for fareWel, and the James Buller Award (1999). Ian lives in Winnipeg.