Rod Mickleburgh has been a journalist for more than 40 years, including many years on the labour beat, once a regular duty on big city daily newspapers. He managed a few awards and nominations along the way, including co-winning the Michener Award with his highly esteemed Globe and Mail
colleague, Andre Picard, for coverage of Canada's tainted blood scandal. Rod left the Globe,
his reporting home for more than 22 years, in the summer of 2013. Rod is the author of two books: Rare Courage,
containing first-person accounts from 20 veterans of the Second World War; and The Art of the Impossible,
a tale of the wild and wooly 39 months of B.C.'s first NDP government led by Dave Barrett. Co-authored with Geoff Meggs, The Art of the Impossible
won the Hubert Evans Prize for non-fiction at the 2013 B.C. Book Awards.