Speaker: Don Gillmor, award-wining journalist and author
Gillmor’s prolific production includes the two-volume Canada: A People’s History (2002) that appeared as a companion to the CBC series of that name, and his first novel, the critically acclaimed Kanata (2009). He has won ten National Magazine awards as well as two Governor General awards. Yuck: A Love Story, one of his nine books for children, won the 2000 Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature; and To the River: Losing My Brother (2018), a study of his brother’s suicide and its impact on those left behind, was awarded the 2019 Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction. Don Gillmor has been senior editor of The Walrus, and contributing editor for Saturday Night, Toronto Life, Rolling Stone, GQ, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.