Linden MacIntyre is the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner!
MacIntyre earns $50,000 for winning the Giller Prize.
The 66-year-old MacIntyre is an award-winning writer and one of Canada’s foremost broadcast journalists, his novel “The Bishop’s Man” is a wise and moving novel that explores the guilty minds and spiritual evasions of Catholic priests.
The Bishop’s Man is published by Random House of Canada.
For three decades, MacIntyre has been involved in producing documentaries and stories from all over the world including the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and Central America.
“Born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and raised in Port Hastings, Cape Breton, his career began in 1964 with The Halifax Chronicle-Herald as a parliamentary bureau reporter. After a stint at political reporting and editing in Nova Scotia, he returned to Ottawa as a reporter for The Financial Times of Canada. Between 1970 and 1976, he lived in Cape Breton and wrote for The Chronicle-Herald. In 1976 MacIntyre joined CBC Television Halifax as a current affairs story editor/journalist for ‘Here Today’. He soon hosted his own program, The MacIntyre File’, which began in 1977 and ran for three seasons. His documentary, ‘Power and Profit’ won him ACTRA’s Gordon Sinclair Award for Outspoken Opinions and Integrity.”–LBANS website.