Ronald Wright

New in Fall 2016

Ronald’s latest novel, The Gold Eaters, was released in paperback by Penguin Canada and Riverhead/Penguin USA.

His A Short History of Progress has been chosen one of the 25 most influential books of the last 25 years by the Literary Review of Canada.

Stolen Continents, Time Among the Maya, and Cut Stones & Crossroads have been re-issued in the prestigious Penguin Modern Classics series with new introductions and afterwords.

Ronald’s essay “The Inca and the English” was published in the Times Literary Supplement, September 30.  Also published as “El Inca y el inglés” in Letras Incaicas, Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina 2016, translated by Eugenia Santana Goitia.

KRISIS Revue (France) No.45 has an interview with Ronald by Michel Lhomme, “Croissance et déclin des civilisations,” and an essay entitled “Les ruines de la civilisation Maya: Un avertissement pour les peuples modernes?” both translated by Henri Theureau.  September 2016:142-49.

Forthcoming Events

Ronald will be at the Denman Island Writers Festival.  Friday July 14th 2017, 7.30-9.30 pm:  Discussion “Myths and Realities in History and Literature” with Charlotte Gray and Des Kennedy.  Saturday July 15th, 1.30-2.30pm:  Reading from The Gold Eaters, plus Q&A.  


Book is now Film

Surviving Progress, Martin Scorsese’s documentary film based on A Short History of Progress, premiered at the Santa Barbara, Dubai, Paris, Amsterdam, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal Film Festivals, and more.  Martin Scorsese introduced the New York premiere at the Lincoln Center on April 6, 2012.

BBC4 showed the film to rave reviews in the Times, Independent, and other London papers. Surviving Progress also screened on the French-German channel Arte.

Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Daniel Louis & Mark Achbar. Directors: Harold Crooks & Mathieu Roy

For further details, screenings, and reviews see

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