Dr. Ian Prattis is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Zen teacher, peace and environmental activist. Born in the UK, he has spent much of his life living and teaching in Canada. He is an award winning author of fifteen books. Recent awards include Gold for fiction at the 2015 Florida Book Festival (Redemption), 2015 Quill Award from Focus on Women Magazine (Trailing Sky Six Feathers) and Silver for Conservation from the 2014 Living Now Literary Awards (Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves). His book Redemption is being made into a movie.
His poetry, memoirs, fiction, articles, blogs and podcasts appear in a wide range of venue. A poet, global traveler, founder of Friends for Peace, Guru in India and spiritual warrior for planetary care, peace and social justice, he offers public talks and retreats all over the world.