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Mark Leiren-Young

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Victoria
Freelance Journalist and Theater, TV and Film Critic — Freelance, Vancouver Sun
Covers:  anything that makes me laugh, magic, vancouver theatre, environmental issues, filmmakers, censorship, authors

I've been swallowed by an orca named Moby Doll: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World.

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Biography

Mark Leiren-Young, who has a background in pretty much everything -- journalism, television, comedy, theatre and film- is without a doubt one of the most talented, multi-disciplinary voices in Canada.
Vanessa Farquharson, National Post

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yup. Loved my IBM Selectric.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Mike Rokyo, Hunter S. Thompson, Molly Ivins, Allan Fotheringham, Eric Nicol

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Never having to say you're sorry for asking asking a question.

Awards

Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

2009 - Literary Award (books)
The Stephen Leacock Associates work to preserve the literary legacy of Stephen Leacock, oversee the annual Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and encourage the growth of Canadian humour writing. The Leacock Memorial Medal is a prestigious annual honour, accompanied by a $15,000 prize, awarded for the best in Canadian humour writing. The award has attained an international reputation and is the only award of its kind for Canadian humour writing.