Congratulations to our alumnus Max Binks-Collier who has been named the Best New Magazine Writer by the National Magazine Awards for his piece “Distant Relatives” published in Maisonneuve in February! Max’s accomplishments don’t end there, though – he has also won an editorial fellowship at The Walrus! We are extremely proud of him for these accolades, and we look forward to seeing what he will achieve next!
Max is currently finishing his Master of Journalism (MJ) at Ryerson University. Previously, he earned his B.A. in Literature and History at McGill University. As a student at Abelard, he constantly amazed his teachers and peers with his gripping, thoughtful, and evocative writing. It comes as no surprise to us, then, that he has had so much success in journalism.
Max is the second Abelard alumnus to be nominated for the award. Nicholas Cameron was also nominated for two awards – the Best Health & Medicine and Best New Magazine Writer – in 2015 for his piece “Life Sentence” also in Maisonneuve. He received an Honourable Mention. You can read both of their award-nominated pieces here: