Joel Yanofsky, http://Joelyanofsky.com, is the author of the essay collection ‘Homo Erectus: And Other Popular Tales of True Romance’, the novel ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, and the biography ‘Mordecai & Me: An Appreciation of a Kind’, which won the Mavis Gallant Non-fiction Prize and The Canadian Jewish Book Award. His most recent book is the memoir ‘Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism’, which won the 2011 Mavis Gallant Non-Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He’s a regular book reviewer for The Montreal Gazette and has won two National Magazine Awards as well as The Malahat Review’s Creative Non-fiction prize. He’s written for a variety of publications, including Canadian Geographic, Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Village Voice, Reader’s Digest, and The New York Times.