October 19 2017
Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist and teacher based in Toronto. A former primatologist-in-training, Westoll’s second book, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, is a national-bestselling biography of a family of chimpanzees who were rescued from a research laboratory and retired to an animal sanctuary near Montreal. The book won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, was a finalist for several other major book awards, and was named a Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail, Amazon.ca, Quill and Quire and CTV's Canada AM.
Westoll is now an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. His books have been published in the USA, UK, Australia and Poland, and his work has been anthologized in Cabin Fever: The Best New Canadian Non-Fiction. Westoll’s debut novel, The Jungle South of the Mountain, published in the fall of 2016.