Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist and an author of fiction and non-fiction. He is currently the Managing Editor of Atlantic Books Today magazine.
His collection of short stories, Boy With a Problem, is forthcoming in September 2020. His latest book is Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School. Released in August 2014, it won the Dave Greber Freelance Book Prize before being published.
His previous book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada, won the 2012 Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and was a finalist for the Richardson Non-Fiction Prize. A series of short video documentaries has been made based on the book.
Chris has written for a long list of magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States. A few highlights include The Globe and Mail, Science Friday, Z Magazine, Saltscapes, Halifax Magazine, Progress Magazine, and The Coast.Publications
Boy With a Problem. Pottersfield Press. Nov 2020, ISBN 9781989725276.
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. Nimbus Publishing, Oct 2014, ISBN 9781771082136.
Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada. Nimbus Publishing, Oct 2011, ISBN 9781551098630.
Drive-by Saviours. Roseway, Sept 2010, ISBN 9781552663691.
2019 Atlantic Books Today won gold Atlantic Journalism Award for best cover
2019 Received Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant to be Writer in Residence for South Shore Public Libraries
2017 Indian School Road named one of Nova Scotia’s “150 Books of Influence” by Nova Scotia Libraries
2013 Dave Greber Freelance Book Award
2012 Best Atlantic Published Book Award Winner
2012 Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-fiction Finalist
2011 ReLit Prize longlist, novel
2011 Canada Reads Essential Reading Top 40 List, Drive-by Saviours
2008 Atlantic Writing Competition, HR Percy Prize