Michael Lista

Journalist

Speaking Events

2E: Investigative Reporting: The Non-Fiction Fairy Tale

Michael is an investigative journalist, literary critic and poet. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Poetry Magazine, The Walrus and Toronto Life, where he is a contributing editor. He has worked as a books columnist for the National Post and as the poetry editor of The Walrus. He is the author of three books, and his first, Bloom, was a Quill & Quire Book of the Year. He was the 2017 Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. He has been nominated for National Magazine Awards in the Investigative Journalism, Profile, and Poetry categories, and has been shortlisted for the Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism and the KM Hunter Award. He lives in Toronto, where he’s working on a new book about the cultural history of men crying.

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