Christopher Frey

Chris is a writer, editor, publisher, multimedia maker, and the Toronto correspondent for Monocle. He is the founding editor of three award-winning publications, including Hazlitt, the influential online magazine he created for Penguin Random House Canada, where he also served as the director of digital publishing. A seven-time National Magazine Award winner in categories including best video, web design, short feature, and magazine of the year, Chris’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Monocle, Kinfolk, Azure, ICON, Maisonneuve, Canadian Geographic, and The Alpine Review. In addition to writing and editing, he has produced documentaries for CBC Radio and Monocle 24; at the Toronto Standard and Hazlitt he co-created and produced the web-only series “Made in Toronto” and “Pagelicker”. Broken Atlas, his book of foreign reportage documenting the past ten years of globalization will be published by Random House Canada.

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