Marni Jackson is regarded as one of the country’s best nonfiction writers. She has worn numerous National Magazine Awards for her journalism, humour and social commentary. Her first book, The Mother Zone was a Canadian bestseller nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award. She is also the author of Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt, a groundbreaking book nominated for the Pearson Writer’s Trust Nonfiction Prize. Her most recent work is Home Free: The Myth of The Empty Nest, about the boomerang generation.
Marni is the former Rogers Chair of the Literary Journalism program at the Banff Centre, where she is currently on the faculty of the Mountain and Wilderness Writing program. She has been a book columnist for The Globe and Mail, a senior editor at The Walrus, and has published in Rolling Stone, London Sunday Times, and every major Canadian magazine.