Meet the 2022 Writers


10:30 am ◦ Friday ◦ August 12

André Picard

This event sponsored by: Spani Developments

As The Globe and Mail’s health reporter since 1987, André Picard has consistently brought critical awareness to vital public health issues facing Canadians. An eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards and winner of the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, his clear and engaging writing conveys complex topics in relatable and relevant ways. His best-selling book, The Gift of Death, was a probing examination into Canada’s tainted blood scandal that helped force a public inquiry into a national tragedy. His most recent book, Neglected No More, is a deep dive into everything that’s wrong with Canada’s long-term care homes—the deplorable conditions, the overworked and underpaid staff, the shocking lack of oversight—while also offering solutions to this crisis. Neglected No More was shortlisted for both the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction and the Writers’ Trust Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.

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André Picard (photo courtesy of The Globe and Mail)
André Picard (photo courtesy of The Globe and Mail)