Noah Richler produced and hosted documentaries for BBC Radio for many years before returning, in 1998, to his native Canada. He has worked in bars, mines, newspapers and the theatre, on a lobster boat in Nova Scotia, as a jughound for a seismic crew in the Prairies and as the literary curator of an arts festival. But he had his start, not yet sixteen, as a prospector’s assistant working out of the Yukon. Now he is an author, journalist, cultural critic, an occasional broadcaster, and a failed political candidate. He has won three gold National Magazine Awards. His first book, This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada, won the 2007 British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and was nominated for a Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction prize. It was on most Canadian Best Book lists and, in 2010, was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by Macleans news magazine. His most recent book, What We Talk About When We Talk About War, was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing and the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and was short and long-listed for others. He divides his time between the Digby Neck, in Nova Scotia, and Toronto, and has just completed The Candidate, a provocative look at the last election from the point of view of one of the country’s thousand local campaigns.