Thursday, January 26, 2012 |
John Vaillant has long had a taste for adventure, and in 1998 turned his passion into a career as a journalist travelling to remote areas of the world. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Walrus and Outside magazine. The Vancouver-based author has published two award-winning books, both of which explore humanity's relationship with nature. His first, The Golden Spruce (2005), won the Governor General's Award and the Writer's Trust Award for non-fiction. His second, The Tiger (2010), won British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and is a contender for this year's Canada Reads.
John Vaillant chatted with us about The Tiger on Thursday, January 26. You can replay the chat below the jump.
The Tiger will be defended by litigator Anne-France Goldwater in the Canada Reads 2012 debates. The debates will air at 11 a.m. (11:30 a.m. in Nfld.) on CBC Radio One and will be livestreamed on CBC Books at 10 a.m. ET on February 6,7, 8 and 9.