Paul Watson worked as a war reporter for more than 20 years, covering conflicts in Angola, the Balkans, Eritrea, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. He is the author of Where War Lives and Magnum Revolution, and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Award, the George Polk Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal. He served as Asia bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and covered the Arctic for the Toronto Star. Watson holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and lives in Coquitlam, BC.
In Ice Ghosts, Paul Watson takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the unforgiving North in search of the vanished Franklin and his crew of 128 lost souls. Watson was on the icebreaker leading the mission that discovered the Erebus in 2014, and he broke the news of the discovery of the Terror in 2016. Ice Ghosts masterfully weaves together history and contemporary reporting in a full account of these events, which, as Watson reveals, only found success when longtime prejudice against Inuit forms of knowledge was set aside.