Don Gillmor


Toronto, Ontario


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Don Gillmor is the author of a two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, and two other books of non-fiction, The Desire of Every Living Thing and I Swear by Apollo. He has also written eight books for children, including The Fabulous Song, which won the Mr. Christie Award and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and Yuck, A Love Story. His children’s books have been published in eight countries. He has worked as a journalist and was a senior editor at Walrus magazine, and contributing editor at both Saturday Night and Toronto Life. His journalism has appeared in those publications as well as The Globe and Mail, Rolling Stone, and GQ magazines. He has won nine National Magazine Awards. His novel, Kanata, was published by Penguin last year.

He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Publications/Client List:

Walrus, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Life, Rolling Stone, GQ Magazine.


  • Kanata
  • Canada: A People’s History, Volume I
  • Canada: A People’s History, Volume II
  • The Desire of Every Living Thing
  • I Swear By Apollo
  • Insight and On Site: The Work of Diamond + Schmitt

Children’s Books:

  • The Boy Who Ate the World
  • Sophie and the Sea Monster
  • The Fabulous Song
  • Yuck, A Love Story
  • The Christmas Orange
  • When Vegetables Go Bad
  • The Trouble With Justin
  • Tristan Saves Time (2011)

Other Projects:

  • Writer/producer CBC TV documentary “Dominion of the Air”
  • Editor, Sketches From Here and There, by Jack Diamond


Nine National Magazine Awards , Prix Jean-Charles Page (for medical journalism), Western Magazine AwardThree Author’s Awards, Torgi Award (children’s literature), Mr. Christie Award (children’s literature) Two Governor General’s Awards nominations for children’s literature, Libris Award, Non-fiction book of the year.


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