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John Vaillant

Biography

John Vaillant is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, andthe Walrus, among others. His first book, The Golden Spruce (Knopf, 2005), was a bestseller and won several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction. His second nonfiction book, The Tiger (Knopf, 2010), was also an award-winning bestseller and has been published in fifteen languages. In 2014, he won the Windham-Campbell Prize for Nonfiction (worldwide English). His first novel, The Jaguar’s Children (Knopf, 2015), a first-person account of a young Mexican’s ordeal on the U.S. border, was a bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Vaillant lives with his family in Vancouver, BC where he is at work on a new nonfiction project.

Updated November 21 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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