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Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean

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Stuart McLean is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and humourist and host of the CBC Radio program, Vinyl Cafe.

Stuart began his broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. In 1979, he won an ACTRA Award for Best Radio Documentary for his contribution to the program's coverage of the Jonestown massacre.

Following Sunday Morning, Stuart spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC's Morningside. His book, The Morningside World of Stuart McLean, was a Canadian bestseller and a finalist in the 1990 City of Toronto Book Awards.

Stuart has also written Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada, and edited the collection When We Were Young. Welcome Home was chosen by the Canadian Authors' Association as the best non-fiction book of 1993.

Stuart's books Stories from the Vinyl Cafe, Home from the Vinyl Cafe and Vinyl Cafe Unplugged have all been Canadian bestsellers. Both Home from the Vinyl Cafe and Vinyl Cafe Unplugged received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour.

Stuart is a tenured professor at Ryerson University in Toronto and former director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. In 1993, Trent University named him the first Rooke Fellow for Teaching, Writing and Research.

Since 1998, Stuart has taken Vinyl Cafe on the road, performing in large and small towns from St. John's, Newfoundland to Whitehorse in the Yukon.

More than 700,000 people listen to Vinyl Cafe every weekend.

The popular Vinyl Cafe books and CDs are available at book and record stores across Canada.

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