John Vaillant





John Vaillant


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John Vaillant is a non-fiction author and journalist who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has lived in Vancouver for the past thirteen years.

John Vaillant is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among others. His first book, The Golden Spruce (Norton, 2005), was a bestseller and won several awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction (Canada).
His most recent book, The Tiger (Knopf, 2010), is also an award-winning bestseller.

Of particular interest to Vaillant are stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world.

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“Fancy cutting down all those beautiful trees...to make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilisation. - Winston Churchill, remarking to his son during a visit to Canada in 1929”
John Vaillant, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
tags: trees

“The one certainty in tiger tracks is: follow them long enough and you will eventually arrive at a tiger, unless the tiger arrives at you first.”
John Vaillant, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

“Our listeners asked us:
"What is chaos?"
We're answering:
"We do not comment on economic policy.”
John Vaillant, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

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