Joel Yanofsky, Author, Journalist, Book Reviewer.
Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism (How to Write a Memoir of How I Wrote one Anyway)
Joel Yanofsky is a Canadian novelist and literary columnist. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he grew up in the Laval suburb of Chomedey, where his parents had moved from the Montreal Jewish neighbourhood around St. Urbain Street. Yanofsky’s reviews and articles have appeared in The Village Voice, Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The Montreal Gazette, among others. He has earned the dubious honour of having once been evicted from the Ritz Carlton bar in Montreal in the company of John Updike. He is also a journalism instructor at Concordia university. His most popular books are Jacob’s Ladder, Homo Erectus: And Other Popular Tales of True Romance and Mordecai and Me : An Appreciation of a Kind.