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 made a priest in October, 2021.
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.
Michael is an Anglican priest, an author and a columnist. He also hosted a nightly television and radio show for 20 years, for which he won numerous awards.
He’s a columnist for The Toronto Star, and a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail, TVOntario, and The Walrus in Canada, and The New Statesman, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, The Oldie, and The Church Times in Britain. He's also a weekly broadcaster on Newstalk 1010 radio.
He is the best-selling author of 18 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.
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