Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre is a journalist, broadcaster, and bestselling author. His debut novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award, while his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, won both the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award. His second novel, The Bishop’s Man won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, and the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award. His other novels include Why Men Lie, Punishment and The Only Café. MacIntyre was the host of Canada’s premiere investigative news show, The Fifth Estate, for nearly 25 years, for which he won an International Emmy and 10 Gemini Awards. Raised in Cape Breton, he lives in Toronto with his wife, CBC radio host and author Carol Off.

Twitter: @macintyrelj

Great, soulful storytelling. All of Linden MacIntyre’s singular capacities – as novelist, reporter, social critic, and intimate chronicler of Atlantic Canada – are in full force-of-nature in The Wake.” — Charles Foran

FESTIVAL BOOK

The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

<em>The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami </em>is a major new work of nonfiction by one of Canada’s top writers.

On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three storeys high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The disaster killed 28 people and left hundreds more homeless or destitute, claiming hundreds if not thousands more lives in the decades to follow.

Linden MacIntyre was born near St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, one of the villages virtually destroyed by the tsunami. By the time of his birth, the cod-fishing industry lay in ruins and the village had become a mining town. MacIntyre’s father, lured from Cape Breton to Newfoundland by a steady salary, worked in St. Lawrence in an underground mine that was later found to be radioactive. Hundreds of miners struggled to survive through shortened lives profoundly compromised by a range of lung diseases. And by the time the village returned to its roots and set up as a cod fishery again, the stocks in the Grand Banks had plummeted and St. Lawrence found itself once more on the brink of disaster.
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<li>“Linden MacIntyre’s top book picks to mark 70 years since Newfoundland’s divisive decision to join Canada” — <a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-linden-macintyre-recommends-books-to-mark-70-years-since-newfoundland/"><em>The Globe and Mail</em></a></li>
<li>“On The Bookshelf: Linden Macintyre revisits a piece of Canadian — and family — history in The Wake” — <a href="https://www.guelphtoday.com/columns/on-the-bookshelf/on-the-bookshelf-linden-macintyre-revisits-a-piece-of-canadian-and-family-history-in-the-wake-1640800?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter"><em>Guelph Today</em></a></li>
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<strong>Review</strong>
<li>“The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre” — <a href="https://wordspagesbooks.blog/2019/08/25/review-the-wake-the-deadly-legacy-of-a-tsunami-by-linden-macintyre/"><em>Words, Pages, Books</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Linden MacIntyre

8:30 AM
The Morning After with Jim Brown & Linden MacIntyre
Oct 22 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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7 PM
Tuesday Night Showcase
Oct 22 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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