Carolyn Abraham

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Carolyn Abraham
Born 1968
London, England
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Carleton University
Occupation Journalist
Public speaker
Spouse(s) Stephen Rouse
Children 2
Parents Dudley Abraham
Thelma Crooks
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Carolyn Abraham is a Canadian freelance journalist and author. She was born in 1968 in London, England, and moved to Canada in 1972 with her parents and three older siblings. She grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario.[1] and Mississauga, Ontario.

Abraham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Carleton University in 1991, and worked for the Ottawa Citizen from 1991 to 1997. She later worked for The Globe and Mail as the senior medical reporter from February 1998 to January 2012. She won a National Newspaper Award in 2008 for her work on diagnosing bipolar disorder in children.[2]

Her first book, Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain was released in seven countries. It followed the travels of post-autopsy Albert Einstein's brain.[3] It was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2002 Governor General's Awards.[1] Her second book, The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us was released by Random House of Canada on March 26, 2013.[4] It details her use of DNA testing and document searches to learn about her ancestry.[5]


  1. ^ a b Monique Polak, "Search for roots combines DNA, personal experience". The Gazette, March 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Globe and Mail big winner at National Newspaper Awards". CBC News, May 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Lynch, Brian (2013-03-28). "New reads for the season | Georgia Straight". Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Carolyn Abraham: Solving family mysteries with DNA". CBC News, April 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Sunday, September 8, 2013 10:37 AM EDT (2013-03-27). "Genealogy: Author Carolyn Abraham juggled DNA testing and document searches to trace her ancestors. | Toronto Star". Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

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