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Studying at the University of Winnipeg and later Toronto’s York University, Alison Gillmor planned to become an art historian. She ended up catching the journalism bug when she started as visual arts reviewer at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1992.
Since then, the long-time Winnipegger has covered books, pop culture and food for the Free Press. (Since picking up the Recipe Swap gig, her pastry has hugely improved.)
She has also written for The Walrus, Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, Border Crossings, The Winnipeg Review and the CBC's arts and entertainment website. As well, Alison has made a fortunate return to her first love, art history, as a contract lecturer at her alma mater, the U of W.
Alison’s favourite beat is the movies, which she has covered, on and off, for over 20 years. She still feels that prickle at the back of her neck every time the theatre lights go down.