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Tim Falconer is an author and journalist currently writing Bad Singer. Based on “Face the Music,” a National Magazine Award-winning feature, it is much more than the story of his sometimes-humiliating attempt to sing in tune. It’s also about what we hear when we listen to music and why singing is so important to us. An entertaining mash-up of science and culture, this book is for everyone who sings–badly or not. House of Anansi will publish Bad Singer in 2016.
His previous books are Watchdogs and Gadflies: Activism from Marginal to Mainstream, Drive: A Road Trip Through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile and That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care (all published by Penguin). He also collaborated with psychologist and popular parenting expert Alex Russell on Drop the Worry Ball: How to Parent in the Age of Entitlement (first published by Wiley in 2012; reissued by Collins in 2014).
Based in Toronto, Tim teaches magazine journalism at Ryerson University, conducts writing seminars and is available as a speaker for book clubs and other groups. In 2012, he spent three months in Dawson City, Yukon, as writer-in-residence at Berton House.