Michael Posner (journalist)

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Michael Posner is a Canadian journalist, best known as the author of the Mordecai Richler biography The Last Honest Man[1] and the Anne Murray biography All of Me.[2]

In his youth he appeared as an actor in the film And No Birds Sing, for which he won the Canadian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1969.[3] He did not continue to work as an actor, instead becoming a journalist for publications such as the Financial Times of Canada,[4] The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. His books have included The Big Picture: What Canadians Think About Almost Everything (1990), cowritten with Allan Gregg;[5] Canadian Dreams: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films (1993);[6] and Triple Bypass (2016), about his own recent battle with heart disease.


  1. ^ Donna Bennett, "The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography (review)". University of Toronto Quarterly, Volume 75, Number 1, Winter 2006. pp. 395-397.
  2. ^ "Anne Murray says farewell with All of Me". CBC News, October 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "'Best Damn Fiddler' Wins Film of the Year Award". Ottawa Journal, October 6, 1969.
  4. ^ "Thomson buys Financial Times for Globe to manage". Vancouver Sun, December 12, 1989.
  5. ^ Susan Delacourt, Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them. D&M Publishers, 2016. ISBN 9781771621106. p. 345.
  6. ^ "Brief Reviews: Canadian Dreams". Books in Canada.