As a journalist with the Ottawa Citizen, Dan Gardner has been called “one of the country’s few genuinely thoughtful newspaper columnists.” His writing has won or been nominated for nearly all of the major Canadian journalism awards, including the National Newspaper Award, the Canadian Association of Journalists award and the Amnesty International Canada Media Award.
Gardner is also the author of the best-selling book Risk, an examination of risk perception and misperception, which The Guardian called “an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to think clearly.” Risk has been published in 11 countries and seven languages. In 2008 it was named best popular science book by the Canadian Science Writers Association.
Gardner’s latest book, Future Babble, examines the dismal record of expert forecasts. “It’s rare for a book on public affairs to say something genuinely new, but Future Babble is genuinely arresting, and should be required reading for journalists, politicians, academics, and anyone who listens to them,” said renowned Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker.