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Robert Fulford (journalist)

Robert Marshall Blount Fulford, OC (born February 13, 1932) is a Canadian journalist, magazine editor, and essayist. He lives in Toronto.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Selected bibliography 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Fulford was born in Ottawa. He is married to writer and producer Geraldine Sherman, with whom he has two daughters. His daughter Sarah is the editor-in-chief of Toronto Life magazine.


Robert Fulford began his career in journalism in the summer of 1950 when he left high school and went to work for The Globe and Mail as a sports reporter. Subsequently, Fulford rose to various editorial positions at the newspaper before moving to The Toronto Star as a columnist (1959–1962, 1964–1968 and 1971–1987). From 1968 until 1987, Fulford was the editor of Saturday Night magazine. He then worked as a columnist for the Financial Times of Canada (1988–1992), The Globe and Mail (1992–1999) and the National Post (1999— ).

Fulford worked as the co-host of the Realities TV show on TVOntario (1982–1989) and for the CBC radio show Morningside (1989–1993). In 1999, he delivered the Massey Lecture. In 1984, Fulford was awarded the honour of Officer of the Order of Canada.

In his 1988 entry for Douglas Fetherling described Fulford's politics as being on "the more conservative end of the liberal spectrum".[1] He strongly supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and is a supporter of Israel. He has been critical of the Liberal Party of Canada's platforms.

Fulford is also a critic of literature, art and films. He has written extensively about the Canadian abstract art group Painters Eleven, its members (particularly William Ronald, Tom Hodgson, and Harold Town), and the Saskatchewan abstract artist Mashel Teitelbaum.

Selected bibliography

  • This Was Expo - 1968
  • Crisis at the Victory Burlesk: Culture, Politics and Other Diversions - 1968
  • Harold Town Drawings - 1968 (editor)
  • Marshall Delaney at the Movies - 1974
  • An Introduction to the Arts in Canada - 1977
  • Canada: A Celebration - 1983
  • Best Seat in the House: Memoirs of a Lucky Man - 1988
  • Accidental City: The Transformation of Toronto - 1995
  • Toronto Discovered - 1998
  • The Triumph of Narrative: Storytelling in the Age of Mass Culture - 1999

See also


  1. ^ Douglas Fetherling. "Robert Fulford".  

External links

  • Official website
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