Josef Čermák is an accomplished lawyer and writer. He has been active in the affairs of the Czechoslovak community in Canada for his entire career. As a writer, Josef was a frequent contributor of articles and poems to most of the major Czech and Slovak publications in Canada. His novel, Going Home, was published by Vintage Press in New York. After the fall of Communism in 1989, he brought out a number of books in the Czech Republic, including a biography of Winston Churchill, a book of poetry, and a non-fiction book called Fragments from the Life of Czechs and Slovaks in Canada. His most substantial work, which has also been translated into English, is It All Started with Prince Rupert: The Story of Czechs and Slovaks in Canada.