Andrew Nikiforuk is a well known Canadian journalist who has written about education, economics and the environment for the last two decades. His work has appeared in Saturday Night, Maclean's, Canadian Business, Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, Equinox, Harrowsmith, Canadian Family and in both national newspapers.

His first nonfiction book, The Fourth Horseman: a Short History of Plagues, Scourges and Emerging Viruses, won critical raves in England, Canada and the United States. The bestseller has since gained cult status as a very black yet entertaining look at human history, ecology and disease.

His most recent book, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil, will be published this fall by Macfarlane Walter and Ross. Andrew Nikiforuk and his family live in Calgary, Alberta.

Festivals: 2008 (fall)

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