Benjamin, Chris

Niki Davison48.jpgChris Benjamin is a freelance editor, journalist and author of fiction and non-fiction. He is currently on leave from his job as the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today ( in order to be the Writer in Residence at the South Shore Public Libraries in Nova Scotia (, where he will be working on a new collection of short stories and a novel.

His work has been published in journals, magazines and anthologies (Fiddlehead, Descant, The Dalhousie Review, The Nashwaak Review, Galleon, Roseway, Voiceprint Canada, The Society, Rattling Books, Third Person Press). Chris’ first novel, Drive-by Saviours, won the H.R. Percy Prize, was longlisted for a ReLit Prize and made the Canada Reads Top Essential Books List.

His latest non-fiction book was Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School. It won the Dave Greber Freelance Book Prize before being published. His previous book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada, won the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and was a finalist for the Richardson Non-Fiction Prize.

Chris lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with his partner and two children.