Linden MacIntyre is one of Canada's most-recognizable and respected journalists and a successful author. He began his career as a newspaper journalist
in Halifax but is best-known for his work as an investigative reporter with CBC, winning many awards for his work over the years. He has co-hosted the
current affairs news program The Fifth Estate since 1990.
Over the years MacIntyre has examined stories of violence in many forms, from the brutality and large-scale violence of wars to the destructive nature of intimate partner violence closer to home. It has been MacIntyre's job to give a voice to the subjects of these stories. Violence is also a theme MacIntyre explores in his fiction, including his 2009 novel The Bishop's Man, the winner of the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize. MacIntyre will talk about his experience covering violent events and how it challenged his journalism and led to his decision to write fiction.