Cynthia Macdonald is a broadcast and print journalist who lives in Toronto. Her interviews and commentary on the arts scene have been featured in numerous Canadian magazines, newspapers and websites, as well as radio and television programs.
Over the years, she has worked as a regular book critic for the Globe and Mail, as well as co-host and/or commentator on programs such as TVO's Imprint, Newsworld's Play and On the Arts, as well as CBC's Midday, Later the Same Day, The World at Six and Sounds Like Canada.
She was a film critic for T.O. Magazine, and regularly conducts public interviews with visiting writers for the Toronto Public Library.
Her cultural journalism has been featured in Canadian publications and on websites such as Chatelaine, Explore, Saturday Night, Canadian Business, AOL Canada, enRoute, the Toronto Star, and many others.
At present she works as an interviewer and writer for the University of Toronto's publications division, specializing in education issues and profiling alumni.
Macdonald's first novel, Alms, was published by Penguin Canada in 2003. It was sold internationally and nominated for the regional Commonwealth Prize as Best First Book. Her short fiction has been published by several Canadian journals.