Congratulations to Field Notes From a Pandemic by Ethan Lou, out now from Signal! Equal parts travelogue and pandemic guide, journalist Ethan Lou examines the societal effects of COVID-19 and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same.

Visiting Beijing in January to see his dying grandfather, Canadian journalist Ethan Lou unknowingly walks into a state under siege. In his journey out of China and into other hot zones in Asia and Europe, he finds himself witnessing the very earliest stages of a virus that will forever change the world as we know it.

Upcoming public appearances, all times Eastern:

10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, CTV Calgary Morning Live

1:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, CTV Calgary Noon News

9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Calgary’s Wordfest

9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Calgary Public Library

CBC Calgary The Homestretch with Doug Dirks, taped interview to air soon.

TVO’s The Agenda, date to be confirmed.

Ethan Lou was a staff business writer for Reuters and has also written for numerous publications around the world, including The Guardian, the South China Morning Post, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Maclean’s, and the Walrus. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Once a Bitcoin Miner. Ethan is represented by Rob Firing.