Nicholas Hune-Brown is a Toronto-based journalist whose work has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Maisonneuve and other publications. He has won gold and silver at the National Magazine Awards and his work was selected to appear in the anthology Best Canadian Essays in both 2009 and 2011.
Nicholas writes long-form, narrative journalism on a wide range of topics – an investigative report into Toronto’s Chinese-language newspapers, an in-depth look at the lives of captive elephants, a piece on the hunt for Canada’s Northwest Passage, a profile of police chief Bill Blair. He also writes personal essays, cultural criticism, travel articles, and humour pieces, generally on the subject of debilitating loneliness – a favourite source of comedy.
Nicholas is also the composer and co-writer of the musical comedies LOTR: The Musical: The Musical! and Just East of Broadway, both of which won the Patron’s Pick Award at the Toronto Fringe Festival. With Lorna Wright, Nicholas wrote Ross Petty’s Beauty and the Beast: A Savagely Silly Family Musical in 2010 and The Wizard of Oz in 2011.
Email: nhunebrown <at> gmail.com