Julia Zarankin

Julia Zarankin is a writer and self-proclaimed birdsplainer. She has written for media including The Walrus, Antioch Review, Birding Magazine, Ontario Nature and The Globe and Mail. Zarankin won the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival nonfiction prize, been first runner-up for PRISM International’s nonfiction prize, a finalist for the TNQ Edna Staebler Essay Contest and twice longlisted for the CBC Nonfiction Prize. She leads adventurous souls on tours around the world, and teaches courses to lifelong learners about Russian and European culture and literature.Her birding/life aspirations: “To sport the hairdo of a Cedar Waxwing, acquire the wardrobe of a Northern Flicker and develop the confidence of a Ross’s Goose.”