Governor General’s Award winner
John Vaillant is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among others. In 2014, he was awarded the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize for Non Fiction. His first book, The Golden Spruce (Norton, 2005), was a bestseller and won several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction (Canada). His most recent book, The Tiger (Knopf, 2010), is also an award-winning bestseller. Of particular interest to Vaillant are stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world. His first novel, The Jaguar’s Children, was published in January, 2015.