Jamie Bastedo is a biologist turned storyteller who intimately connects readers of all ages with the magic and mystery of nature. He has written 12 award-winning books celebrating the North, including two climate change thrillers, On Thin Ice, and its sequel, Sila’s Revenge. Jamie’s recent non-fiction includes the Official Guide to the Northwest Territories Trans Canada Trail. His latest fiction (featured at this year’s Festival) is a young adult novel - NIGHTHWAWK! - which captures a literal birds-eye view of migration all the way from the Amazon to the Arctic and was hailed by CM Magazine as “timely, refreshingly honest, and funny… an engaging adventure tale which will have a broad appeal.” Jamie’s newest fiction project follows a “screenager’s” perilous descent into digital addiction.