John Vaillant

John Vaillant is an award-winning novelist and journalist who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has lived in Vancouver for more than a decade. As a freelance writer, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Outside, The Atlantic, Travel + Leisure, and National Geographic, among others. His first book, "The Golden Spruce" (Norton, 2005), was a best-seller and won several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction. His 2010 book “The Tiger” was also an award-winning bestseller and has been translated into 15 languages. John’s work often focuses on environmental issues including northwestern forests, nearly-extinct tigers, and GMO corn in Mexico.

• Won the 2005 Governor General's Award for “The Golden Spruce”
• Won the 2005 Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize for “The Golden Spruce”
• Won the 2010 British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for “The Tiger”
• Won the 2014 Windham–Campbell Literature Prize in Nonfiction

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