Nix Wadden is an Ottawa writer of life stories founded mainly on his Newfoundland background, career experiences in journalism and federal government communications, and keen interest in travel and photography.
In Gower Street: A Memoir, a Flanker Press publication released in September 2015, he recounts stories of growing up in St. John's during the great depression, the Second World War and the early years of Newfoundland's emergence as the tenth province of Canada.
His earlier book, Yesterday's News, published in 2008, described his journalistic experiences during the turbulent heyday of Joey Smallwood as first Premier of Newfoundland
His Writing and photography interests have come together in newsletter editing and promotional articles produced for Ottawa's RA Photo Club. His history of the club, Celebrating 75 years, was published in September 2014.
In 2018, he self-published The Waddens: A Family History, an 86 page booklet tracing his family from its origins in southern Ireland. It ranges in scope from Anglo-Norman and Flemish ancestors to descendants in Canada and the United States; in-law Newfoundland families Fitzgerald, Hagan, Gorman, Keefe, McNamara, Cooney and Prim; and namesake families in Nova Scotia. His late brother Brian Wadden, upon whose extensive research most of the content was based, is credited as co-author.
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