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Marjorie Doyle

Photo: Ned Pratt 2013

Marjorie Doyle was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She received an M.A. from Memorial University in 1987. For ten years she worked as a broadcaster on various CBC radio shows, including five years as host of That Time of the Night. She was a columnist with the Globe and Mail 1997-2000, a music columnist with the St. John’s Evening Telegram 1989-91. She's published in Queen's Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, Geist, Descant, Azure, Ottawa Citizen, This Magazine, Calgary Herald, National Post, and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.  She has mentored and taught creative non-fiction at Memorial University, and has read across Canada.  In the winter of 2009, Marjorie was Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence at Campbell River, B.C. Visit   

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Reels, Rock and Rosaries: Confessions of a Newfoundland Musician. East Lawrencetown, NS: Pottersfield Press, 2005.
A View of Her Own. St. John’s, NF: Long Beach Press, 1996.
Newfoundlander in Exile: The Life and Times of Philip Tocque (1814-1899). Halifax, NS: John Doull Books, 1997.
A Doyle Reader: Writings from Home and Away. Boulder Publications, 2013


National Magazine Award (Silver) in the essay category, 2005.
Government of NL Arts and Letters Award (Non-Fictional Prose), 2003.
Government of NL Arts and Letters Awards ( Non- Fictional Prose), 2002.
CBC Radio Awards for Programming Excellence (Best Regional Weekly Programme), 1994, 1995.
Atlantic Journalism Award, Finalist (Best Article), 2007
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award (Non-Fictional Prose), 2007
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards (Non-Fictional Prose), 2009
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