Michael Coren

author
speaker
columnist
cleric

EDUCATION

After attending two universities in Britain as a young man, Michael returned to higher education in 2016, graduating from Trinity College, University of Toronto, three years later with a Master of Divinity (honours) degree. He was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in October, 2019 and is Deacon Assistant at St. Cuthbert's in Oakville.

Awards

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.

EXPERIENCE

Michael is an Anglican cleric, an author and a columnist. He also 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, TVOntario, The Walrus, Macleans, The Critic, and several other Canadian and British publications.

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.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"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."

— Rev. Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch, On Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage: 
Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford

"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."

— Stephen Fry

"Fearless. Unpredictable. Funny. Never boring. There's nobody and nothing like Michael Coren in journalism anywhere."

— David Frum