Nigel Beale Bio
Motivated by a love of books Nigel has, during much of the past decade, travelled the globe interviewing an impressive selection of award-winning authors and accomplished booksellers, publishers, collectors and book experts, for a podcast he hosts called The Biblio File. Along the way he has also snapped a few photographs. Many of the interviews conducted for The Biblio File can be heard by clicking on various ‘AUDIO’ category selections on the lower right-hand side of this page.
From 1989 to 2004, he ran the Ottawa offices of News Canada, a leading Canadian feature news distribution service, and was involved in various contract publishing ventures. During this time he worked with virtually every Canadian federal government department and many leading national associations and blue chip corporations identifying, writing, editing, producing and packaging into a variety of different formats, news items that were distributed to and used by thousands of newspapers, and radio and TV stations mostly in Canada, but also around the world. Articles he wrote for clients during this period enjoyed documented reader/listener/viewership in the hundreds of millions.
He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. When he’s not writing, or blogging, or photographing, or interviewing, or adding destinations to this website, or travelling around visiting bookstores buying books, he likes to sit still and read; sometimes he likes to look closely at things such as flowers; on rare occasions he likes simply to do nothing.