Don Gillmor

Don Gillmor is a Canadian journalist, novelist, historian and writer of children's books., and is the recipient of many awards for this journalism and fiction.

Gillmor's writing has appeared in ''Saturday Night'', ''The Globe and Mail'', ''The Toronto Star'', ''Rolling Stone'', ''GQ'', ''National Geographic'', ''Toronto Life'' and ''The Walrus'', where he worked as senior editor. He also served on the faculty of the Literary Journalism Program at the Banff Centre.

Gillmor's magazine writing has earned him three gold and seven silver Canadian National Magazine Awards, and he has been called "one of Canada’s most celebrated profile writers". In 2014, he won a National Newspaper Award for an article on baby boomers and suicide.

Gillmor is the author of three works of fiction: ''Kanata'' (2009), a Canadian historical epic, ''Mount Pleasant'' (2013), a comic novel about debt and ''Long Change'' (2015), which explores the life of an oilman (Gillmor worked on an oil rig in the late 1970s). He's also written five books of non-fiction, including the two-volume work ''Canada: A People's History'', which accompanied the award-winning television program of the same name, and won the 2001 Libris Award for non-fiction book of the year. Among his nine children's books are ''Yuck, A Love Story'' (2000), which won the 2000 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, and ''The Fabulous Song'' (1996), which won the Mr. Christie Book Award.

Gillmor graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.A. in 1977. He currently resides in Toronto.

In 2019 he won the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction for his book ''To the River: Losing My Brother''. Provided by Wikipedia
by Gillmor, Don.
Published 2003