Chris Benjamin, Freelance Writer

I write fiction, news, features and opinion.

My new book, Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School, will be released August 2014.

My last book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada, won best Atlantic-published book award and was a finalist for the Evelyn Richardson Nonfiction Prize in 2012.

My novel, Drive-by Saviours, made the Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Books list and the ReLit Award longlist. Stephen Patrick Clare of the Chronicle Herald called it "one of the finest first narratives to emerge from Atlantic Canada in recent memory."

You can keep up to date on news about my books at

I am also a journalist. I write about the things I value most:


I have written fiction and features for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, VoicePrint Canada, CBC, Audubon Magazine, Science Friday, This Magazine, Now Magazine, Descant, Third Person Press, Nashwaak Review, Pottersfield Press, Rattling Books, The Society, Z Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Briarpatch Magazine, the Chronicle Herald, the Coast, Progress Magazine, and many others.

I have lived and worked in Toronto, British Columbia, St. Lucia, Finland, Indonesia, and Ghana. My current home is Halifax, where I live with my wife and son in a house owned by two cats, Bosh and Moon.

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