John Bentley Mays has been the visual arts and architecture critic of The Globe and Mail and a columnist for the National Post. He is the author of In the Jaws of the Black Dogs: A Memoir of Depression; Emerald City: Toronto Visited; and Power in the Blood: An Odyssey of Discovery in the American South, which was short-listed for the Viacom Canada Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Award and was named a 1997 Notable Book by The Globe and Mail. He is also the winner of a National Newspaper Award and four National Magazine Awards. John's latest book is Arrivals: Stories from the History of Ontario. He lives in Toronto with his wife, writer Margaret Cannon, and their daughter, Erin.