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Michael Posner,

Michael Posner

Do you know how squirrels like to collect nuts? I’m just like a squirrel, only instead of nuts I collect people’s stories.

Favourite book
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Six-word memoir
I wonder what’s under this rock.


Michael is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist, author, and playwright.

  • During a career spanning more than 40 years, he has held senior editorial positions at Maclean’s magazine —including four years as Washington correspondent — the Globe and Mail, and the Financial Times of Canada.
  • He is the author or co-author of seven books, including an oral biography of Mordecai Richler, The Last Honest Man; and the (ghostwritten) autobiography of Anne Murray, All of Me.
  • In 1977, he co-founded and edited Canadian Lawyer magazine.
  • He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Manitoba, and a master of arts degree from the University of Toronto.

Deepest fear
Losing my eyesight.