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Michael Harris is the author of The End of Absence, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award and became a national bestseller. He writes about media, civil liberties, and the arts, for dozens of publications, including The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Globe & Mail. His work has been a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Chautauqua Prize, the CBC Bookie Awards, and several National Magazine Awards. He lives in Vancouver with his partner, the artist Kenny Park.

For public appearances, contact Michael Harris directly at vancouverharris[at]gmail[dot]com

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Michael’s Books:

Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World

downloadDoubleday Canada, April 2017

Thomas Dunne Books, April 2017

Cornerstone, PRH, UK, April 2017

Across Publishing Company, Korea

Homme, France

Planeta, Spain

United Creadion, China


National Bestseller

A Maclean’s “Must Read”

Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize

The End of Absence

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HarperCollins Canada, Fall 2014

Current/Penguin US, Fall 2014

Winner of the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction

Longlisted for the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize

Longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year 2014

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, recommended The End of Absence in the Wall Street Journal

A Maisonneuve Magazine Best Book of 2014