As a television and radio journalist, Carol Off has been at the heart of breaking stories on the national and international stage. She covered the fallout from 9/11, post-war reconstruction of the Balkans, and the war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia.
Carol is the author of several best-selling non-fiction titles, including The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, which was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, which won the Dafoe Foundation Award, and most recently All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others, winner of the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, and finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
Carol co-hosted CBC Radio’s As It Happens every weekday for nearly 16 years. She has long-time involvement with the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and has won numerous awards for her media work, including a Gemini and two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television.
She lives in Toronto with her husband Linden MacIntyre, and an omniscient cat named Caversham.
Carol’s appearance is supported by Author Patron Mary Ann Higgs.
Appearing in 27. The Big Idea: CanLit Unbound