Pauline Dakin is an author, journalist, and journalism professor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She teaches at the University of King’s College. Her first non-fiction book Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood was released by Penguin-Random House Canada under the Viking imprint in September of 2017.
Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood is a Canadian bestseller, and was named a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2017. Other accolades include:
- Winner of the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
- Longlisted for British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2018
- Shortlisted for the 2018 Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award
- Shortlisted for the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards – Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
- Shortlisted for the 2018 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors
For 14 years, Pauline was the national health reporter for CBC News. Other roles with the public broadcaster included Senior Producer of Current Affairs Programming (Nova Scotia) and host of the regional documentary program Atlantic Voice.
Her reporting has been recognized with many regional, national and international awards. She is a three-time recipient of fellowships from the National Press Foundation in Washington and a fellow of the MIT/Knight Science Journalism program on medical evidence in Cambridge, Mass.
Originally from North Vancouver, B.C., she has also lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Saint John, New Brunswick and is now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she lives with her two almost-grown daughters, a goofy puppy, and cranky old cat.