Marni Jackson is a Toronto writer and author who has won numerous National Magazine Awards for her articles and social commentary. Her work has appeared in publications that include Rolling Stone, the London Sunday Times, The Walrus, Maclean’s and Brick magazine, and her three nonfiction books have challenging conventional thinking on subjects that range from the culture of motherhood to the medical treatment of pain. Her first book, “The Mother Zone” was published in 1992, became a Canadian bestseller, and is still finding a new generation of readers. Her second book, a study of the science and culture of pain, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Pearson Nonfiction prize.Last year she made her fictional debut with “Don’t I Know You?” a novel published by Flatiron Books in the US, Italy and Canada. “Don’t I Know You?” was named one of the year’s top twenty books on CBC’s Canada Reads. Marni has also written for the theatre and worked with her husband Brian D. Johnson on the documentary feature “Al Purdy Was Here”. She has been on the faculty of the Banff Centre’s Mountain and Wilderness Writing program for 15 years and has been a senior editor at The Walrus magazine.