Perkel, Colin N. 1956-

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PERKEL, Colin N. 1956-

PERSONAL: Born June 22, 1956, in Windhoek, Namibia. Education: University of South Africa, B.A. (cum laude), 1980; University of Gröningen, Ph.D., 1982; University of Western Ontario, M.A., 1984. Hobbies and other interests: Taw kwan do (second-degree black belt).

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 481 University Ave., Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2E9. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Freelance writer for radio, television, newspapers, and magazines in Canada and elsewhere, beginning 1983; London Free Press, London, Ontario, Canada, reporter, 1984-86; Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto, Ontario, reporter and editor for national radio and television news programs, 1986-88; Canadian Press, Toronto, reporter and editor, 1988—, currently political correspondent on Ontario legislature.

MEMBER: Canadian Media Guild (national president, 2002—).


Well of Lies: The Walkerton Water Tragedy, McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Contributor to magazines and newspapers.



Canadian Geographic, May, 2002, Wayne Grady, review of Well of Lies: The Walkerton Water Tragedy, p. 93.

Maclean's, April 29, 2002, Brian Bethune, review of Well of Lies, p. 48.