Ryan Knighton is an internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter and performer who has taught at Capilano University since 1998. His two most recent books, Cockeyed and C'mon Papa, received many award nominations, including the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Evergreen Prize. He has been a frequent contributor to This American Life, The Moth and Wiretap, and has written for The New York Times, Outside, esquire, The globe and Mail, The Observer, The Believer, The Walrus, Men's Health, Afar, Canadian Living, The Sunday Telegraph, The National Post, Salon.com, and others. His journalism has earned him a National Magazine Award nomination and the Thomas-Lowell Travel Writing Award. He is also a Sundance Lab screenwriting fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Alfred Sloan Prize from the Tribecca Film Institute. Knighton is currently writing films for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox.