I’ve learned much about the world from these authors; some are my role models for what journalism can accomplish. While I love a good long-form magazine story, there’s nothing quite like getting caught up in a deeply-reported, beautifully written book — the kind that keeps me up late, night after night, until the last page is turned.
Christina Frangou is a freelance journalist and writer in Calgary, Alberta, who specializes in writing about health, medicine and social issues. She writes regularly for Maclean’s, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail. Her 2016 story “The Widowhood Effect” about her experiences as a young widow garnered a National Newspaper Award for feature writing. Find more of her work at christinafrangou.com.