Erna Paris

Erna Paris is the author of seven acclaimed works of literary non-fiction and the winner of multiple awards for her books, feature writing, and radio documentaries. Her most recent work, The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice was first on The Globe and Mail's Best Book of the Year list and shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Learn more at

Books by Erna Paris

A case study of how a diverse, multicultural society became an autocratic state. 1492 was the year that concluded the efforts of Ferdinand and Isabella to drive out all Jews and Muslims from Spain, forcing it to be a unified nation with one religion.