Terry Gould

Winner of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression 2009 Tara Singh Hayer Press Freedom Award
Winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-fiction book of 2009
Winner of Spain’s 2010 Jose Maria Portell Press Freedom Award
Finalist, 2009 Writers Trust of Canada Award for Best Political Writing of the Year

Terry Gould is an investigative journalist whose bestselling books and articles on organized crime and social issues have earned over 50 awards and honors from numerous foundations, including the Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Crime Writers of Canada and National Magazine Awards.

Tributes to Gould’s crime reporting include being chosen to give the keynote speeches at classified conferences of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, the Criminal Intelligence Service of Alberta, the Conference of Senior RCMP Officers, the RCMP Officer of The Year Awards Ceremonies and the 2010 Western Canada Conference on Gangs. Gould often teaches law enforcement officials on the science of recruiting and handling informants and intelligence gathering.

Gould’s most recent book is the critically acclaimed Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places (2009), published in the United States as Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places. The book has won the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression 2009 Tara Singh Hayer Press Freedom Award, the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-fiction book of 2009, and Spain’s 2010 Jose Maria Portell Press Freedom Award.

It is the first book to recount the inner lives of local journalists assassinated in the five most murderous countries for reporters. During four years of research, Gould visited the victims’ hometowns to interview their colleagues, families, and--in some cases--their suspected killers. In Iraq, the Philippines, Russia, Colombia and Bangladesh he reveals the journalists’ deeply personal motivations for risking certain death in the face of unbridled corruption and violence.

Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, has described Gould’s book as “a book of love and passion. The portraits of slain journalists who reported from the world’s most dangerous places are unquestionably tragic, but this book is uplifting and even inspiring. Through his meticulous reporting and his compassionate storytelling, Gould performs a small miracle, a literary resurrection, allowing journalists so cruelly killed to tell their own stories completely and honestly.”