Katherine Laidlaw is a feature writer and essayist based in Toronto. Her stories have appeared in WIRED, Outside, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, and elsewhere, and she is a longtime contributing editor at Toronto Life magazine. She has won multiple National Magazine Awards for her work, recognized for her investigative reporting and longform feature writing. She’s a former senior editor of The Walrus magazine, and began her career reporting from the Canadian Arctic. Most often, she writes on crime, nature, power, and emotional landscapes. She also loves a good sports story. Alongside her work at Carleton, she also teaches Longform Narrative in the journalism department at New York University.