Village Books is thrilled to welcome bestselling author John Vaillant to the Readings Gallery!
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Built around a blow-by-blow account of the 2016 wildfire that devastated the Canadian oil hub of Fort McMurray, and caused the largest single-day evacuation in the history of modern fire, Fire Weather traces the braided histories of petroleum, automobiles, wildfires, and climate science, mapping out the journey and drama that brought us into a new “century of fire,” in which hotter, more destructive blazes are impacting forests and human communities across the globe.
JOHN VAILLANT’s acclaimed, award-winning nonfiction books, The Golden Spruce and The Tiger, were national best sellers. 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.
photo credit: Ian Hinkle