Jessica McDiarmid


Jessica McDiarmid is a Canadian author and investigative journalist whose first book, Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, was a national and international bestseller, a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize and the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, and published in Canada, the United States, Poland and Germany. Highway of Tears was featured in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Journal of Books, the Globe and Mail and Outside magazine, among others, and touted by Whoopi Goldberg on The View. Her work has been published by the Toronto Star, The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, The Canadian Press, the Harvard Review, Chatelaine, and many others. McDiarmid has been a finalist for the NationalMagazine Awards’ feature writing prize and the Canadian Association of Journalists’ investigative reporting award.

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