The Author

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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