Stephen Kimber has taught at the School of Journalism since 1983 and has been its director three times.
He is an award-winning writer, editor, and broadcaster, and 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 serves on the national steering committee of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and is a member of the Educational Review Board of The Walrus Magazine. He is a former president of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.
Stephen currently writes a weekly column for the Halifax Examiner, serves as senior features writer for The Coast, a Halifax alternative weekly, and is a contributing editor of Atlantic Business Magazine. He is the author of nine books—a novel and eight works of non-fiction. His latest non-fiction book—What Lies Across The Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five—was published by Fernwood 2013. It won the Evelyn Richardson Award for nonfiction from the East Coast Literary Awards, was long-listed for a Libris Award as best nonfiction book published in Canada in 2013, and 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.
Interests: The line between fact and fiction in narrative nonfiction ebook publishing, the role of narrative storytelling in journalism.