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Nationality  Canadian
Role  Writer
Name  Patricia Pearson
Children  2
Occupation  Journalist, writer

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Born  April 7, 1964 (age 51) (1964-04-07) Mexico City, Mexico
Relatives  Lester B. Pearson (grandfather) Maryon Pearson (grandmother)
Parents  Geoffrey Pearson, Landon Pearson
Grandparents  Lester B. Pearson, Maryon Pearson
Great-grandparents  Annie Sarah Pearson, Edwin Arthur Pearson
Awards  Arthur Ellis Awards for Best True Crime Book
Books  A Brief History of Anxiety, Area Woman Blows Ga, Life on a French Poster
Similar People  Geoffrey Pearson, Landon Pearson, Lester B Pearson, Maryon Pearson

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Patricia Pearson (born April 7, 1964) is a Mexican-born Canadian writer and journalist. She has published three non-fiction books and two novels.


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Life and work

Born in Mexico City, Pearson is one of five children of Canadian diplomat Geoffrey Pearson and former Ontario Senator Landon Pearson, and the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Lester Pearson. She was educated at Netherwood School in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Trinity College, Toronto, the University of Chicago, and Columbia School of Journalism in New York.

Pearson has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, Toronto Life, Reader's Digest and Business Week. Her newspaper work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The New York Times, National Post, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph. She's also written for CBC Television, The History Channel and TVOntario.

Pearson resigned her weekly column at the National Post in 2003 to protest that newspaper's support for the Bush administration in the lead-up to the Iraq war. Her subsequent satirical writing has been hailed as "hysterically funny" by the Los Angeles Times and “highly amusing” by the New York Times.

Pearson has lived in New York City, Delhi and Moscow, and now resides in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and two children.


  • 1994 National Magazine Award (Honourable mention, Science, Health and Medicine category, for "Murder on her Mind")
  • 1995 National Magazine Award (Gold, Essay category, for "Behind Every Successful Psychopath")
  • 1998 National Magazine Award (Gold, One-of-a-kind Articles category, for "Death Becomes Her")
  • 1996 National Author's Award
  • 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for best non-fiction crime book
  • 2004 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, finalist
  • References

    Patricia Pearson Wikipedia