Award-winning author and investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk will be at the Fernie Heritage Library on Monday April 2 at 7 p.m.
Mr. Nikiforuk will be speaking primarily about his recent books, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests and Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Nikiforuk has written about energy, economics and the West for a variety of Canadian publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, the Globe and Mail, and Reader’s Digest. He is writer in residence for The Tyee, an independent online magazine.
According to the Tyee, “Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts. He has won seven National Magazine Awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.
Most recently he has been nominated for BC Booksellers Choice Award.