An Evening with John Vaillant
JOHN VAILLANT‘s acclaimed, award-winning nonfiction 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 Nonfiction. He has written for, among others, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and The Walrus. He lives in Vancouver.
Fire Weather has just won the £50,000 2023 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction. The annual prize, formerly known as the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, has been awarded since 1998 and is the pre-eminent nonfiction book prize in Britain.
Fire Weather is on the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2023 and the Time magazine list of 100 Must-Read Books of 2023.
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $15 are available online and at Tanner’s Books. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2025 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.