John Vaillant’s acclaimed, award-winning non-fiction books, The Golden Spruce and The Tiger, were national bestsellers. His debut novel, The Jaguar’s Children, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award.
Vaillant has received the Governor General’s Literary Award, British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize and the Pearson Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction.
He has written for, among others, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, National Geographic and the Walrus. He lives in Vancouver.