Linden MacIntyre’s 38-year career as a respected journalist with the CBC put him on the front lines of many important national and international stories. He became a master at telling complicated narratives with clarity, honesty and insight. Those skills, along with some well-drawn complex characters, have seen MacIntyre develop into a master storyteller of fiction.
His debut novel, The Long Stretch, the first in a loosely connected trilogy all set in Cape Breton, was a bestseller. The Bishop’s Man, about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, won the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award, and the CBA Libris Award. The third book, Why Men Lie, was also a bestseller.
With his latest novel, The Only Café, MacIntyre returns to an event he wrote about as a journalist in 1982: the massacre of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon.