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Barbara Kay

Barbara Kay studied English Literature – undergrad at U of Toronto and graduate studies at McGill. For many years she taught literature and composition part time at various Quebec cegeps. She was also very active on the book review circuit.

Since 2003, Barbara has been a weekly columnist for the National Post. For the last year she has also been a weekly columnist for The and a regular columnist for the Canadian Jewish News.

Barbara is a regular contributor to a number of radio talk shows, both local and national. She has appeared twice at Idea City.

Barbara is the author of three books: a biography, a cultural memoir and a murder mystery.

Barbara sits on the advisory and/or executive board of: the Canadian Association for Equality; the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research; the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms; and the Montreal Press Club.


Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (1964)

National Coalition of Men’s 2009 award for gender fairness in journalism. 

2013 –  Diamond Jubilee medal for excellence in journalism.