I’m a Toronto-based journalist who has been published in places like Toronto Life, Slate, The Walrus, The Guardian, Hazlitt, Reader’s Digest, The Believer, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star. I’ve won two golds and a silver at the National Magazine Awards (with more than a dozen nominations) and my work appeared in the anthology Best Canadian Essays in both 2009 and 2011.
I like writing 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 burgeoning marijuana industry, profiles of politicians, artists and ordinary Canadians. I also write personal essays, cultural criticism, travel articles, and humour pieces, usually about debilitating loneliness but sometimes about Royal Babies. Over the last few years, I’ve written a books column at Canadian Business, a sports column at Sharp Magazine, and a social-studies column at Hazlitt.
I’m currently the senior editor at The Local, a publication devoted to smart, longform stories about health and social issues. I’m also, weirdly, the composer and co-writer of two musical comedies and two holiday pantomimes.
Email: nhunebrown <at> gmail.com