Adam Gollner

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Adam Leith Gollner
Occupation writer, musician, producer
Citizenship Canadian
Education Royal West Academy
Alma mater Royal West Academy
Notable works The Fruit Hunters (2008), The Book of Immorality
Website
http://www.AdamGollner.com

Adam Leith Gollner is a Canadian writer and musician who lives in Montreal. He has written two books, and is the former editor of Vice Magazine. Gollner has also played in bands including We Are Molecules, Dessert, and the Hot Pockets.

Early life[edit]

Gollner was born and raised in Canada, and went to Royal West Academy.[1]

Career[edit]

The Fruit Hunters

Gollner's first book, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession was published by Charles Scribner's Sons in the U.S.,[2] Doubleday in Canada,[3] and Larousse in Brazil. The book inspired a 2012 documentary film, directed by Yung Chang.[4]

The Book of Immorality

Goller's second book, The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever was published by Charles Scribner's Sons in the U.S. and Doubleday in Canada. The book won the 2013 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction.

Editing, writing

Gollner was the former editor of Vice magazine, and he has written for The New York Times, Gourmet, The Globe and Mail, Bon Appétit, Good Magazine, V magazine, Maclean's, Orion, Maisonneuve, The Budapest Sun, The Gravy, Ugly Things, En Route and the Saturday Post. His byline is sometimes Adam Gollner, often Adam Leith Gollner, and occasionally Glenda Molar.[1]

Music

Gollner has also played in bands including We Are Molecules, Dessert, and the Hot Pockets. He co-wrote and co-produced, alongside Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns and Islands, and Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Halloween."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About". Adam Gollner. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Simon & Schuster: The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession (Hardcover) - Buy now". Simonsays.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Books | The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner". RandomHouse.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Brian D. (30 November 2012). "The Canadian climate: bad for fruit, good for documentaries". Maclean's. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 

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