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Tom Hawthorn,

Tom Hawthorn

I seek stories about the eccentric, the forgotten, the overlooked.

Favourite book
The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro

Six-word memoir
An obituary: Tom’s dead. Free books.


  • Author of three nonfiction books
  • Contributor to more than two dozen books by the Society for American Baseball Research
  • More than 40 years as a newspaper and magazine journalist with bylines in the Globe and MailNational PostVancouver SunReader’s DigestCanadian GeographicToronto Life and many more
  • Speechwriter for a British Columbia premier
  • On selection committee of two sports Halls of Fame
  • Lifetime achievement award from Society of Professional Obituary Writers
  • Twice served as Harvey S. Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction in the writing department of the University of Victoria

Deepest fear
What every parent fears.