Ali, Dominic 1971-

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Ali, Dominic 1971-

PERSONAL:

Born September 23, 1971, in Kingston, Jamaica; son of Noel (a bank manager and warehouse clerk) and Sajida (a bank administrator) Ali. Ethnicity: "Caribbean-Canadian." Education: York University, B.A. (hons.), 1994; Ryerson Polytechnic University, B.A.A., 1996. Politics: "Anarchist." Religion: "Lapsed Catholic."

ADDRESSES:

Home—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Agent—Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency, W.R.P.O. Box 39588, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 5L6, Canada. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBC Radio One, program assistant for As It Happens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996, associate producer of Definitely Not the Opera, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1997-98; Time Canada, Toronto, editorial assistant, 1998-99; David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, communications specialist, 2002—. Formerly worked for a newspaper in Trinidad.

MEMBER:

Mediabistro AvantGuild.

WRITINGS:

Media Madness: An Insider's Guide to Media, illustrated by Michael Cho, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS:

Dominic Ali told CA: "I like to think of Media Madness: An Insider's Guide to Media as Marshall McLuhan meets Mad magazine. I hope that young readers aged ten to fourteen will enjoy the book and learn a thing or two about media. After all, they'll be the ones making the television shows and magazines and radio programs that I'll be checking out in the future."

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