Chris Benjamin

Chris is a freelance journalist, fiction writer, CBC News web writier/editor and columnist. 

He is the author of Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada (Nimbus Publishing), winner of the 2012 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and a finalist for the Richardson Non-Fiction Prize; and the critically-acclaimed novel, Drive-by Saviours (Roseway Publishing), winner of the H.R. Percy Prize and longlisted for Canada Reads 2011 and a ReLit Prize.

In 2006/2007 he worked as a journalist in Ghana. He shared an honourable mention in the 2009 Canadian National Magazine Awards for his feature, The Myth of the Wealthy Environmentalist, in Briarpatch Magazine.

Chris has also written news, features, opinion and fiction for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Chronicle Herald, VoicePrint Canada, This Magazine, Now Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Halifax Magazine, Descant, OpenFile, Arts East, East Coast Kitchen Party, Third Person Press, Nashwaak Review, Pottersfield Press, Rattling Books, The Society, University of Waterloo Press, Z Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine, Coastlands, Progress Magazine, Rural Delivery and many others.

He lives in Halifax with his wife, Miia, their two children and two cats.