|Genre||Novelist, creative non-fiction|
|Notable works||The Riverbones, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary|
A primatologist, Westoll previously published the travel memoir The Riverbones, about a year he spent studying capuchin monkeys in Suriname, in 2008. He is also a contributor to The Walrus, Explore, Outpost and The Globe and Mail. He won a Canadian National Magazine Award in 2007 for his Explore article "Somewhere Up a Jungle River", an article that grew into a book, The Riverbones.
In 2016, he published The Jungle South of the Mountain, his first novel.
Awards and honors
- 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
- 2007 Gold National Magazine Award for "Somewhere Up a Jungle River"
- Medley, Mark, March 5, 2012, Andrew Westoll wins Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Archived July 2, 2012, at Archive.is, National Post, Retrieved 11/23/2012
- "Profile: Writing fiction gave Andrew Westoll a way to revisit his former life as a primatologist in South America". Quill & Quire, July 2016.
- "The Walrus waddles away with the most magazine awards". CBC. June 7, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
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