Glynis Horning is an award-winning freelance writer whose assignments have taken her from the townships of apartheid South Africa to the Rwandan refugee camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the Amazon jungle to ice floes in Patagonia. Horning is the recipient of the Discovery Health Journalism Award for Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing, the Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Award and a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. She was Galliova Health Writer of the Year in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Nothing could have prepared her for the loss of her son at 25. In 2021 she released Waterboy: Making Sense of My Son’s Suicide, written with a visceral intensity of loss and grief, but also of the joys of celebrating her son’s life.