Interviews / Speaking / Media

Jenn Thornhill Verma has been interviewed for a variety of news programs nationally and in Atlantic Canada, mostly in relation to her book. In the health field, Jenn regularly presents at national and international events/conferences as well as to graduate-level programs (e.g., McMaster University Degroote School of Business and University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation).

For inquiries related to Jenn’s book, Cod Collapse, please contact:

Atlantic publicist: Kate Watson (

National publicist: Karen McMullin (

Or, contact Jenn directly.

See a summary of words of praise for Jenn Thornhill Verma’s first book, Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Saltwater Cowboys.

RECENT NEWS MEDIA (Includes interviews and book reviews since 2018)

Last Fish, First Boat (film release)

A story of resilience; animated film aims to teach youth about northern cod moratorium (Feb 19, 2021). Saltwire News.
Animated short, Last Fish, First Boat, a cautionary tale about cod moratorium (Feb 22, 2021). NTV news.
St. John’s Morning Show. (Feb 22, 2021). CBC NL (radio).
Weekend AM, CBC Radio One’s morning show across Newfoundland and Labrador, to discuss Snowmageddon (no recording available)
2020, Aug-SepCBC news reporter Prajwala Dixit talks to Gene Maloney and Last Fish, First Boat collaborators Kat Frick Miller and Jenn Thornhill Verma:
Here and Now (CBC NL TV)
The Broadcast (CBC NL radio)
Online (CBC NL)
2020, May 1Conversations in Quarantine: Jenn Thornhill Verma, Maisonneuve Magazine
2020, Feb Newfoundland Quarterly Author Q&A

The Telegram / Saltwire Network review of Cod Collapse “Author blends family memoir with hefty review of Newfoundland’s cod collapse” by Joan Sullivan
2020, Jan 20Great Canadian Longform conversation on longform writing
2020, Jan 11The Independent (NL) excerpt of Cod Collapse
2019, Dec 22VOCM’s Sunday Drive
2019, Dec 16The Hill Times names Cod Collapse to List of 100 Best Non-fiction Canadian Books in 2019
2019, Dec 10CBC NL radio’s The Broadcast
2019, Nov 20CBC NS radio’s Mainstreet Halifax segment (no recording available)
2019, Nov 12VOCM Morning radio segment (no recording available)
2019, Nov 11Saltwire Network news story, “Corner Brook native launches new book on cod moratorium”
2019, Nov 4BookMe! Podcast (Season 3, Episode 1)
2019, Nov 1Atlantic Books Today review of Cod Collapse “The collective trauma of the great cod collapse” by Jeffrey Hutchings
2019, Oct 31Canadian Geographic excerpt of Cod Collapse.
2019, Aug 29CBC Ottawa Morning discussion of international award-winning musical, Come From Away.
2019, Aug 3CBC NL news story, “Buried report offers insight on why expats leave N.L. — and why they’d return.” 
2019, Jul 23CBC NL On The Go (no recording available)
2019, Jun 16VOCM Sunday Drive (segment begins 15:53)
2019, Jan 8  CBC NL radio’s The Broadcast (segment begins 12:57)
2019, Jan 20VOCM’s Sunday Drive (segment begins 16.33)
2018, Aug 8The Telegram news story, “Corner Brook native writing about the struggles and successes of Newfoundlanders after the cod moratorium.”
2018, Jul 20University of King’s College news story, “I’m new to this world… it helps to work someone who’s not!”