Renowned Canadian-raised magazine writer Malcolm Gladwell will be one of nine featured honourees at the 2012 Benefit Gala for Caribbean-Canadian cultural promotion, to be held March 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. The gala is hosted by University of the West Indies.
As his bio notes: Malcolm Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. [He] has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of Ron Popeil won a [American] National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of four books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker.