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Jake MacDonald,

Jake MacDonald

I’m a hunter-gatherer of stories.

Favourite book
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

Six-word memoir
You mean we don’t live forever?


  • A seasoned writer with 10 nonfiction and fiction books, including the 2002 Writers’ Trust Prize–winning memoir Houseboat Chronicles
  • Has also crafted several hundred articles for many leading publications, including the Globe and MailCanadian GeographicExploreGray’s Sporting JournalMaclean’sOutdoor CanadaReader’s DigestSaturday Night and the Walrus
  • Twenty-five of his magazine features have won prizes for journalism

Deepest fear
Hearing the bell go off before I’m finished. That, and climbing a rickety tower in a thunderstorm with a grizzly in pursuit.