Katrina Onstad is an award-winning journalist whose new book, The Weekend Effect, is a manifesto for free time. Katrina's speaking topics tackle how to work and live better now; a counter-intuitive take on productivity; how leisure is a win for both business and employees; the myth of work-life balance; and reclaiming the weekend for success, joy, and meaning.
A former Life columnist for The Globe and Mail newspaper, Katrina's work has appeared in publications around the world including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and New York. She's won multiple National Magazine Awards for arts and culture writing in Canada and was a finalist for an American National Magazine Award in the Essay category for an article about high school sex scandals and female desire that ran in Elle. Katrina co-hosted a national film review show on Rogers TV, has spoken at the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Festival of Authors, and has appeared on TV and radio across Canada.
She is the author of the novels How Happy to Be and Everybody Has Everything, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Weekend Effect is her first non-fiction book. She lives in Toronto with her family.