John Vaillant is an award-winning author and freelance journalist. His bestselling books include The Golden Spruce, The Tiger and, most recently, Fire Weather. 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.