Bio

Stewart BellStewart Bell is an award-winning Canadian journalist. He is the author of three non-fiction books, Bayou of Pigs, The Martyr’s Oath  and Cold Terror, a national bestseller. He has reported from Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Europe and the Balkans. His magazine article about child soldiers in West Africa, “Guerrilla Girls,” was awarded the Amnesty International prize. “The Terrorist Next Door,” his magazine article about the Algerian terrorist known as the Millennium Bomber, was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and was made into a CTV television movie. In 2009, Stewart won a South Asian Journalists Association Award for his writing about the civil war in Sri Lanka. Stewart’s writing about terrorism issues for the National Post newspaper, where he is a Senior Reporter, was awarded a Citation of Merit from the National Newspaper Awards. His work has also appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Maclean’s, Books in Canada, Actualité, Saturday Night and Homemakers. He contributes occasionally to the Global National newscast and co-wrote the Global Television documentary “Know Your Enemy,” which won the RTNDA award for Investigative Journalism. In The Osama bin Laden I Know, CNN’s Peter Bergen calls Stewart “Canada’s foremost reporter on terrorism…” He holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Toronto, Canada.