Man in the Shadows is Gordon Henderson’s first novel. In fact, it is his first book since the publication of Sandy Mackenzie Why Look So Glum in 1979 — a children’s book of political rhymes about Canadian prime ministers.
Henderson’s career has been spent in television – images on the screen, not words on paper. He has been a parliamentary correspondent, a senior current affairs field producer and, since 1987, the owner of a documentary production company. Documentaries produced by his company 90th Parallel Productions have aired around the world and won many national and international awards.
History is Gordon Henderson’s first love. He won a Gemini Award for his work as a senior series producer of the celebrated CBC series Canada: A People’s History. 90th Parallel Productions also produced a four part series on the building of the CPR for History Television and Underground Railroad: The William Still Story starring Dion Johnston, which ran nationally in the United States on PBS.
For more than a decade Gordon Henderson taught in the Journalism department at Toronto’s Ryerson University. He is past president of the board of Dixon Hall, a community service agency in downtown Toronto and is now is on the board of Face The Future, a medical missions foundation. He can’t hold a tune but he has also been on the board of Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir and Opera Atelier.
Henderson was profiled in the Ryerson Review of Journalism. www.rrj.ca/keeping-it-reel/
He lives in Toronto with his wife, Pam. They have three grown children.