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Elaine Dewar

Elaine Dewar is best known as an investigative journalist. She has written for all of Canada’s major magazines and her articles and TV scripts have won too many major awards to list, both in Canada and the US. She has produced five major works of non-fiction, including prize winners and Canadian bestsellers. Her first, Cloak of Green, on the forces enabling the environmental movement, became an underground classic. Bones demonstrated how everything we’ve been taught about the first settlement of the Americas may be wrong. The Second Tree, about the genomic and information revolutions in biology, won the prestigious Pearson Prize (now the Hilary Weston Prize) for best literary nonfiction. SMARTS on the nature of intelligence and intelligence in nature, was followed by The Handover, about how Canadian policies and laws on publishing were subverted by the Canadian government itself. It was nominated for the Governor General’s award for nonfiction. Her latest, On the Origin of the Deadliest Pandemic in 100 Years, is a master class in investigative reporting and nonfiction narrative. She is presently working on her third novel and has maintained a blog since 2015 at

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