251,258 Pages

Burning Down the House:
Fighting Fires and Losing Myself
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Russell Wangersky
Country Canada
Subject Firefighting
Genre Non-fiction, memoir[1]
Publisher Thomas Allen Publishers
Publication date April 2009
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 271 pp.
ISBN 9780887623295

Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Russell Wangersky, first published in April 2009 by Thomas Allen Publishers. In the book, the author chronicles his experiences as a volunteer firefighter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.[2]

Awards and honoursEdit

Burning Down the House received the 2009 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]


  1. Goodreads, Burning Down the House, Book review, Retrieved 11/22/2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Faculty of Arts, 2009, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Russell Wangersky, Retrieved 11/22/2012

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