Don Gillmor is the author of To the River, which won the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. He is the author of three novels: Long Change, Mount Pleasant, and Kanata. He is also the author of a two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, and has written nine books for children, two of which were nominated for a Governor General’s Award. He was a senior editor at Walrus magazine, and his journalism has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Walrus, Saturday Night, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. He has won twelve National Magazine Awards and numerous other honours. He lives in Toronto.