JOHN BROWN is Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, his working home of twenty-six years as Professor, PhD program director and Associate Dean. Prior to that time he observed the academic world from the other side of the podium as a student at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Washington and Cornell. He also enjoyed international opportunities in Nairobi, Paris, London, Edinburgh and China to stretch his familiarity of the academic world beyond North America.
His inside view of university life gives him ample opportunity to delve into the challenges a young and brilliant graduate student faces in the pressure cooker world of a demanding graduate program while juggling the many licit and illicit pleasures the fascinating city of Vancouver offers on a silver plate.
Too Soon Gone is his fifth book since leaving the halls of academe and he now lives in Vancouver.