John Vaillant
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John Vaillant

John Vaillant is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Outside, and Men's Journal, among others. Of particular interest to Vaillant are stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world. His work in this and other fields has taken him to five continents and five oceans.

His first book, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed (Norton, 2005), was a bestseller and won several awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction (Canada).

His second book, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival (Knopf, 2010) was an international bestseller and has been translated into 15 languages. Film rights have been optioned by Plan B, Brad Pitt's production company.

In 2014, Vaillant won Yale University's Windham Campbell prize for nonfiction (worldwide English).

His first novel, The Jaguar's Children (HMH, 2015), is coming out in January.

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Best Sellers

    • The Tiger

    • A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
    • By: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: John Vaillant
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well written and a must for Big Cat fans

    • By Richard on 09-10-10
    • A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
    • By: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: John Vaillant
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 08-24-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 652 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Golden Spruce

    • A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
    • By: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: The only giant golden spruce on earth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history

    • By West Seattle Bookworm on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $19.36

    • The Jaguar's Children

    • By: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: Ozzie Rodriguez, David H. Lawrence XVII
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    From the best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, this debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Storytelling and Shocking

    • By Carl on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $28.00

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