Michael is an author, television and radio personality, columnist and speaker. He hosted a nightly television and radio show for 15 years, for which he won numerous awards. He’s a columnist for The Toronto Star, and a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail, NOW magazine, Ipolitics, The Walrus, and Macleans. He is also a regular panelist on 640 radio. He is the best-selling author of sixteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He has contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography and several other anthologies and is published in many countries and in more than a dozen languages. Michael has received several awards for his writing and broadcasting. In 2005 he won The Ed Murrow Award for Radio Broadcasting, in 2006 The RTNDA Radio Broadcasting Award, in 2007 the Communicator Award in Hollywood and in 2008 the Omni Award for his television show. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his services to media and in 2013 he was named North American Columnist of the Year at the Catholic Press Association awards. His last book was Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage, about which Rev. Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church in the University of Oxford, wrote, “By turns witty, angry, rueful and moving, Michael Coren’s passionate foray into theology and contemporary society is a hugely valuable contribution to the Church’s rethinking of its approach to sexual morality.” His latest book, a collection of columns and articles about Christianity, is entitled Reclaiming Faith, and has just been published. Author and actor Stephen Fry said of it. “I live on the other side of the faith divide from Michael Coren, but that doesn’t prevent intense admiration of his insight, clarity, courage and honesty. These essays reveal the integrity, wit and passion of a fine advocate for the best of Christian thought and a faith that encompasses the human as well as the divine.”
Michael graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto, in 2019 with an M.Div (honours). He was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in October, 2019.