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Linden MacIntyre
Linden MacIntyre
(born May 29, 1943) is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist. He has won ten[1] Gemini Awards, an International Emmy
International Emmy
and numerous other awards for writing and journalistic excellence, including the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his 2009 novel, The Bishop's Man. Well known for many years for his stories on CBC's the fifth estate, in 2014 he announced his retirement from the show at age 71. His final story, broadcast on November 21, 2014, was "The Interrogation Room" about police ethics and improper interrogation room tactics.[2]


1 Life and career

1.1 Stories

2 Personal life 3 Publications

3.1 Novels 3.2 Non-fiction

4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] One of three children of Dan Rory MacIntyre and Alice Donohue, he was raised in Port Hastings, Nova Scotia. As a miner, his father was rarely at home. MacIntyre has said, "The old fellow decided the family would stay in the community and he would go away and stay as long as it took. ... My mother was a teacher and my sister and I stayed with her.”[3] After high school, MacIntyre moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where in 1964 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University. He also studied at St. Mary's University and the University of King's College
University of King's College
in Halifax. From 1964 to 1967 he worked for the Halifax Herald as a parliamentary reporter in Ottawa. He continued in the same role with the Financial Times of Canada from 1967 to 1970. He was drawn back to Cape Breton after the death of his father in 1970 and for the next six years he lived there and worked as a correspondent for the Chronicle Herald. He joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
in Halifax in 1976 and for three years he hosted a regional public affairs show called The MacIntyre File. It was with this program that he launched a successful legal challenge before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
over access to affidavits and documents relating to search warrants. Later heard before the Supreme Court of Canada, the successful suit was a landmark case which set a precedent in support of public and media access to information in Canada.[4] In 1980, MacIntyre moved to Toronto, where he still resides, to work as a producer and journalist on CBC’s new flagship news program, The Journal. This appointment took him around the world preparing documentary reports on international affairs, preparing such notable features as "Dirty Sky, Dying Water" (about acid rain). From 1986 to 1988 he was host and national editor of CBC Radio's flagship show, Sunday Morning. In 1990 he was named co-host of the weekly investigative newsmagazine the fifth estate, with which he remained until 2014. In addition, he has been a frequent guest host of The Current on CBC Radio
CBC Radio
One. In 2014, MacIntyre decided to retire both to help spare at least one younger colleague from the pending 657 job cuts from the CBC and to illustrate the effect of the considerable budget cuts the CBC is enduring.[5] Stories[edit] For the fifth estate, he has written numerous investigative reports often with producer Neil Docherty. Many of the shows have also appeared on Frontline. Examples of his stories include:

"To Sell a War" (1992). The film is about a public relations campaign to gain public opinion support for the First Gulf War. It won an International Emmy
International Emmy
and a Gemini Award. "The Trouble With Evan" (1994). This film, about the psychological abuse of a child by his parents, was introduced by MacIntyre when first broadcast as the saddest story he ever had to tell. Winner of an Anik Award, it was removed from competition at the Cannes Film Festival and banned in Canada for several years due to court orders on behalf of some of the subjects.[6][7][8] "His Word Against History: The Stephen Truscott Story" (2000). It was a co-recipient (with other fifth estate documentaries) of the Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. "The Scandal of the Century" (2001) about false accusations of sexual abuse in Saskatchewan (see Sheila Steele). "Terror and Tehran" (2002) about US policy in Iran. Transcript of an online discussion about the program from The Washington Post) "Toxic Company" (with Frontline and New York Times Television, 2003). An expose of McWane, it won a Dupont/Columbia Silver Baton, the George Polk Award, the George Foster Peabody Award and the CBC's Wilderness award. The accompanying New York Times series, "Dangerous Business", won a Pulitzer Prize. "A Hail of Bullets" (2005) about the Mayerthorpe tragedy. "Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter" (2007) about the Airbus affair.

Personal life[edit] During a fifty-day lockout by the CBC in 2005,[9] MacIntyre penned a memoir called Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, which he dedicated to his mother. He has five children including CBC reporter Darrow MacIntyre. He married broadcaster Carol Off
Carol Off
in 2000.[10] Publications[edit] Novels[edit]

Linden MacIntyre
Linden MacIntyre
talks about The Bishop's Man
The Bishop's Man
on Bookbits radio.

His first three novels are called his Cape Breton Trilogy:[11]

The Long Stretch, 1999 The Bishop's Man, 2009 - Winner of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Scotiabank Giller Prize
- Winner of the 2010 Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award.[12] Why Men Lie, 2012[11] Punishment, 2014[13] The Only Café, 2017


Who Killed Ty Conn (with Theresa Burke), 2001 Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, 2006


^ https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2014/05/07/linden_macintyre_leaves_cbcs_the_fifth_estate.html ^ On May 8, 2014, MacIntyre announced he would retire from the fifth estate citing budget cuts at the CBC. ^ Quoted by Tim Christison in Wordfest, FFWD (Calgary) Archived 2007-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. ^ http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3663.html Newswire ^ Kane, Laura (8 May 2014). "Linden MacIntyre, Alison Smith retiring to save jobs for young journalists at CBC". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 8 May 2014.  ^ Noted by Charles Levin and Christine Ury in "Welcoming Big Brother: The Malaise of Confidentiality in the Thereputic Culture" in Christine M. Koggel, Charles Levin and Allannah Furlong, editors, Confidential Relationships: Psychoanalytic, Ethical, and Legal Contexts, Rodopi Press, 2003, p. 78 ^ BFI listing ^ NYT review of "The Trouble With Evan" ^ Wordfest Archived 2007-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Leftwriter (blog) ^ a b Sue Carter Flinn, "Random House Canada acquires new Linden MacIntyre novel", Quill and Quire, March 11, 2011 ^ Canadian Booksellers Association, May 29, 2010 ^ Dundas, Deborah (21 November 2014). " Linden MacIntyre
Linden MacIntyre
on community, vengeance and punishment". Toronto Star Books. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

CBC profile, October 2011 Linden MacIntyre
Linden MacIntyre
on IMDb

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Recipients of the Edna Staebler Award and shortlist honours

Edna Staebler

1990s Winners

Winning writer, Winning title, (award year), ISBN Susan Mayse, Ginger, (1991), ISBN 9781550170184 – Marie Wadden, Nitassinan, (1992), ISBN 9781550540017 – Liza Potvin, White Lies (for my mother), (1993 co-winner), ISBN 9780920897133 – Elizabeth Hay, The Only Snow in Havana, (1993 co-winner), ISBN 9780920953808 – Linda Johns, Sharing a Robin's Life, (1994), ISBN 9781551090559 – Denise Chong, The Concubine's Children, (1995), ISBN 9780140254273 – George G. Blackburn, The Guns of Normandy, (1996), ISBN 9780771015038 – Anne Mullens, Timely Death, (1997), ISBN 9780394280844 – Charlotte Gray, Mrs. King, (1998), ISBN 9780670866748 – Michael Poole, Romancing Mary Jane, (1999), ISBN 9781550547498

1990s Shortlist nominees

Nominated writer, Nominated title, (nomination year), ISBN Phil Jenkins, Fields of Vision, (1992), ISBN 9780771044014 – Anne Kershaw and Mary Lasovich, Rock-a-bye Baby (1992), ISBN 9780195412680 – Sherrill MacLaren, Invisible Power, (1992), ISBN 9780770425265 – Marlene Webber, Street Kids, (1992), ISBN 9780802067050 – Rosalind MacPhee, Picasso's Woman, (1995), ISBN 9781568361383 – Jack Kuper, After the Smoke Cleared, (1995), ISBN 9780773728325 – Rita Moir, Survival Gear, (1995), ISBN 9780919591813 – Patricia Pitcher, Artists, Craftsmen and Technocrats, (1996), ISBN 9780773728585 – Tom Connors, Stompin' Tom, (1996), ISBN 9780670864874 – Frances Backhouse, Women of the Klondike, (1996), ISBN 9781770500174 – William Aide, Starting from Porcupine, (1997), ISBN 9780778010470 – Phil Jenkins, An Acre of Time (1997), ISBN 9781551990026 – Douglas Chambers, Stony Ground, (1997), ISBN 9780394281544 – Elisabeth Raab, And Peace Never Came, (1998), ISBN 9780889202924 – Lois Sweet, God In The Classroom, (1998), ISBN 9780771083198 – A.C. Lewis, Nahanni Remembered, (1998), ISBN 9781896300184 – Will Ferguson, I Was a Teenage Katima Victim, (1999), ISBN 9781550546521 – James Mahar and Rowena Mahar, Too Many to Mourn (1999), ISBN 9781551092409 – Joni Smith, Charlevoix County, (1999), ISBN 9780494516690

2000s Winners

Winning writer, Winning title, (award year), ISBN Wayson Choy, Paper Shadows, (2000), ISBN 9780312284152 – Taras Grescoe, Sacré Blues, (2001), ISBN 9781551990811 – Tom Allen, Rolling Home, (2002), ISBN 9780670884735 – Alison Watt, The Last Island, (2003), ISBN 9781550172966 – Andrea Curtis, Into the Blue, (2004), ISBN 9780679311355 – Anne Coleman, I'll Tell You a Secret, (2005), ISBN 9780771022784 – Francis Chalifour, After, (2006), ISBN 9780887767050 – Linden MacIntyre, Causeway, (2007), ISBN 9780002007245 – Bruce Serafin, Stardust, (2008), ISBN 9781554200337 – Russell Wangersky, Burning Down the House, (2009), ISBN 9780887623295

2000s Shortlist nominees

Nominated writer, Nominated title, (nomination year), ISBN Beth Powning, Shadow Child, (2000), ISBN 9780786707201 – Ellen Stafford, Always and After, (2000), ISBN 9780670886203 – Kevin Patterson, The Water In Between, (2000), ISBN 9780385498845 – Andrew Steinmetz, Wardlife, ISBN 9781550651218 – Howard Hewer, In For A Penny, In For A Pound, (2001), ISBN 9780385660778 – Mary Pratt, Mary Pratt, (2001), ISBN 9780864923165 – Trevor Herriot, River In A Dry Land, (2001), ISBN 9780773732711 – Nicholas Pashley, Notes on a Beermat, (2002), ISBN 9781554682560 – Gabriel Bauer, Waltzing the Tango, (2002), ISBN 9780199744480 – Ron Corbett, The Last Guide, (2002), ISBN 9781894673051 – Cornelia Johanna Baines, Under Syndenham Skies, (2002), ISBN 9781550416152 – Peter McSherry, Mean Streets, (2003), ISBN 9781550024029 – Adam Killick, Racing the White Silence, (2003), ISBN 9780141003733 – Dawn Rae Downton, Seldom, (2003), ISBN 9781559706650 – Ellen Bielawski, Rogue Diamonds, (2004), ISBN 9780295984193 – Kevin Bazzana, Wondrous Strange, (2004), ISBN 9780195182460 – Ralph Osborne, From Somewhere Else, (2004), ISBN 9781550225501 – Alex M. Hall, Discovering Eden, (2004), ISBN 9781552632215 – Tilda Shalof, A Nurse’s Story, (2005), ISBN 9780771080876 – Geoff Heinricks, A Fool and Forty Acres, (2005), ISBN 9780771040566 – Elizabeth Hudson, Snow Bodies, (2005), ISBN 9781896300740 – Michael Mitchell, The Molly Fire, (2005), ISBN 9781550226768 – Lisa Rochon, Up North, (2006), ISBN 9781552636909 – Rosalind B. Penfield, Dragonslippers, (2006), ISBN 9780802170200 – John Vaillant, The Golden Spruce, (2006), ISBN 9780393328646 – Kim Bolan, Loss of Faith, (2006), ISBN 9780771011306 – Marcello De Cintio, Poets & Pahlevans, (2007), ISBN 9780676977325 – Rachel Lebowitz, Hannus, (2007), ISBN 9781897141113 – Patrick Friesen, Interim Essays & Mediations, (2007), ISBN 9780973972702 – Nathan M. Greenfield, Baptism of Fire, (2008), ISBN 9780002007276 – Chantal Hébert, French Kiss, (2008), ISBN 9780676979077 – Jane Hall, The Red Wall, (2008), ISBN 9781897113684 – Martin Mitchinson, The Darien Gap, (2009), ISBN 9781550174212 – Cathy Ostlere, Lost, (2009), ISBN 9781554700431 – Andrew Westoll, The Riverbones, (2009), ISBN 9780771088759

2010s Winners

Winning writer, Winning title, (award year), ISBN John Leigh Walters, A Very Capable Life, (2010), ISBN 9781897425411 – Helen Waldstein Wilkes, Letters from the Lost, (2011), ISBN 9781897425534 – Joshua Knelman, Hot Art, (2012), ISBN 9781553658917 – Carol Shaben, Into the Abyss, (2013), ISBN 9780307360229

2010s Shortlist nominees

Nominated writer, Nominated title, (nomination year), ISBN Allan Casey, Lakeland, (2010), ISBN 9781553653080 – Else Poulsen, Smiling Bears, (2010), ISBN 9781553653875 – Benjamin Errett, Jew and Improved, (2011), ISBN 9781554684274 – Grant Lawrence, Adventures in Solitude, (2011), ISBN 9781550175141 – Robyn Michele Levy, Most of Me, (2012), ISBN 9781553656326 – Andrew Westoll, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, (2012), ISBN 9781554686490

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Recipients of the Giller Prize


M. G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets (1994) Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
A Fine Balance
(1995) Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Alias Grace
(1996) Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version (1997) Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman
The Love of a Good Woman
(1998) Bonnie Burnard, A Good House
A Good House


Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost
Anil's Ghost
/ David Adams Richards, Mercy among the Children (2000) Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan
Clara Callan
(2001) Austin Clarke, The Polished Hoe
The Polished Hoe
(2002) M. G. Vassanji, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
(2003) Alice Munro, Runaway (2004) David Bergen, The Time in Between
The Time in Between
(2005) Vincent Lam, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2006) Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air
Late Nights on Air
(2007) Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce (2008) Linden MacIntyre, The Bishop's Man
The Bishop's Man


Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalists (2010) Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues (2011) Will Ferguson, 419 (2012) Lynn Coady, Hellgoing (2013) Sean Michaels, Us Conductors
Us Conductors
(2014) André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015) Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
(2016) Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square (2017)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 72622858 LCCN: n00026877 ISNI: 0000 0000 7779 9624 BNF: cb161930880 (data) BIBS


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