Andrew Westoll

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Andrew Westoll
BornAndrew Westoll
GenreNovelist, creative non-fiction
Notable worksThe Riverbones, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
SpouseSamantha Westoll

Andrew Westoll is a Canadian writer, who won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for his non-fiction book The Chimps of Fauna Foundation: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery.[1]

A primatologist, Westoll previously published the travel memoir The Riverbones, about a year he spent studying capuchin monkeys in Suriname, in 2008.[2] 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.[3]

In 2016, he published The Jungle South of the Mountain, his first novel.[2]


Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Medley, Mark, March 5, 2012, Andrew Westoll wins Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Archived July 2, 2012, at, National Post, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Writing fiction gave Andrew Westoll a way to revisit his former life as a primatologist in South America". Quill & Quire, July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Walrus waddles away with the most magazine awards". CBC. June 7, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2013.

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