Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist and an author of fiction and non-fiction.
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
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.
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 longlist
2010 Atlantic New Cultures Writing Competition, 3rd Place
2009 Canadian Magazine Awards, Honourable Mention
2008 Atlantic Writing Competition, HR Percy Prize