Dennison Berwick was born on 19 May 1956 and grew up in northern England. He emigrated to Canada in 1980 and has spent much of his life travelling, including extensive journeys in Africa, India, and South America. In 1995, Berwick built the Still Life Retreat near Owen Sound, Ontario. He sold the retreat in 1999 and now spends most of the year on his sailboat.
Books by Dennison Berwick
A Walk Along The Ganges (non-fiction)
For seven months in 1983-84, Berwick walked the entire length of the Ganges, raising money for Save the Children Fund.
From 1985 to 1991, Berwick travelled extensively in the Amazon in a canoe, carrying little more than a rain canopy, mosquito net and a hammock.
Savages, The Life and Killing of the Yanomami (non-fiction)
Berwick stayed with Yanomami Indians in a remote area of the rain forest north of the river Amazon and witnessed their struggle with illegal goldminers.
Canadian Retreat Guide (non-fiction)
Guide to monasteries, retreat centres, etc. in Canada.
Staying Home: How to Get Away Without Going Away (with Simone Pertuiset, non-fiction)