Dean Jobb is the author of seven books, including four true-crime titles. His latest, Empire of Deception, tells the stranger-than-fiction story of master swindler Leo Koretz, who hoodwinked the elite of 1920s Chicago before escaping to a new life of luxury and excess in Nova Scotia.
His previous books won the Evelyn Richardson and City of Dartmouth awards for non-fiction, and he was runner up for the National Business Book Award and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award.
Dean's articles and commentaries have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and Winnipeg Free Press. He also has written for numerous magazines, including Canada's History, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, Saltscapes and the Literary Review of Canada, and his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Irish Times and the Belfast Telegraph.
An editor, columnist and a reporter on the court beat during a twenty-year career at the Halifax Chronicle Herald, Dean is a three-time winner of the Atlantic Journalism Award and a finalist for the National Newspaper and National Magazine awards. He is an associate professor at the School of Journalism, University of King's College in Halifax, where he teaches newspaper production for print and online as well as news reporting, writing and editing.
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