FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUDBURY, May 23 — Award winning journalist Mick Lowe will be signing copies of his true crime classic Conspiracy of Brothers at Fromagerie Elgin on Elgin St. in downtown Sudbury at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 as part of the celebration of the book’s reissuing by Random House Canada. The celebration should include very rare public appearances by several members of the Port Hope Eight.
Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book in 1989, Conspiracy of Brothers chronicles the gripping true story of the slaying of Bill Matiyek by a member the Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club in a Port Hope bar on the night of October 18, 1978.
The new edition of the book includes a 6,000 word update containing exclusive new information regarding the central figures in the case, which Lowe believes to be “arguably the most egregious miscarriage of justice in the annals of Canadian jurisprudence” – then and now.
Mick Lowe was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and immigrated to Canada in 1970. Lowe’s journalism has appeared in a range of publications such as Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, the Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio. He followed his first non-fiction book, Conspiracy of Brothers, which was a national bestseller and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book, with a biography of prisoner rights advocate Claire Culhane and then a book on the rush to exploit the Voisey’s Bay nickel deposit, Premature Bonanza: Standoff at Voisey’s Bay.
In 2008, Mick suffered a stroke that interrupted his writing life, among other things. He now lives in Sudbury, where he is currently at work on a novel set in the region in the early 1960s.
Contact: Mick Lowe, 705-561-8851