Marni Jackson is a Toronto writer and journalist who has won numerous National Magazine Awards. She has published three nonfiction books, including the bestselling memoir, The Mother Zone. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, Maclean’s, The London Sunday Times, Saturday Night, Brick and The Walrus. Jackson has taught creative nonfiction at Ryerson University and Humber College and has been a faculty editor at the Banff Centre. She served as the Rogers Chair of Literary Journalism at Banff, worked as a senior editor at The Walrus, was the book columnist for The Globe & Mail, and hosted Imprint on TVO. She also co-wrote the film, Al Purdy Was Here, a project which grew out of a national fundraising campaign to restore Al Purdy’s cabin as a writer’s retreat.