Stephen Kimber taught in the School of Journalism from 1983-2021 and was its director three times. He is the co-founder of King’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program and is currently one of its cohort directors.
An award-winning writer, editor, and broadcaster, he is the author of 12 books—two novels and 10 works of nonfiction. His latest nonfiction book, Alexa! Changing the Face of Canadian Politics, a biography of former Nova Scotia and Canadian New Democratic Party leader Alexa McDonough, was published by Goose Lane in 2021.
What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five, his nonfiction book about a group of Cuban spies who infiltrated Miami exile terrorist groups in the 1990s, was published by Fernwood 2013. It won the Evelyn Richardson Award for nonfiction from the East Coast Literary Awards and was long-listed for a Libris Award as best nonfiction book published in Canada in 2013. The Spanish edition won a Reader’s Choice Award from the Cuban Institute of the Book as one of the top ten best-selling books in Cuba in 2016.
His writing has appeared in almost all major Canadian magazines and newspapers. Between 1985 and 2002, he was a weekly political and general interest columnist for the Daily News in Halifax. As a broadcaster, he has been an Ottawa-based current affairs producer for the CTV Television Network and a producer, writer, story editor, and host for numerous CBC television and radio programs.
He is currently a member of the Educational Review Board of The Walrus Magazine and the Atlantic Regional Representative on the National Council of The Writers Union of Canada. He is also a former president of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and a former national board member of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Stephen currently writes a weekly column for the Halifax Examiner and is a contributing editor to Atlantic Business Magazine.