Karen Pinchin

Karen Pinchin is a science journalist, trained chef and author of Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna, Obsession and the Future of Our Seas, which earned a starred Kirkus review and has been shortlisted for the 2024 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s MA-Science, she has worked for PBS FRONTLINE, The Canadian Press and Maclean’s, and her longform investigative features for outlets including Canadian GeographicScientific American and Hakai Magazine have won both Atlantic Journalism and National Magazine awards. A member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers, she currently teaches in the MFA Nonfiction book-writing program at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.