• Biography

    Silver Donald Cameron is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced professional authors. He is currently the host and executive producer of TheGreenInterview.com, an environmental website devoted to intense, in-depth conversations with the brilliant thinkers and activists who are leading the way to a green and sustainable future. His guests on The Green Interview include Vandana Shiva, Farley Mowat, Robert Bateman, Ronald Colman, James Lovelock, Jane Goodall and the Prime Minister of Bhutan. A recent partnership with Gale Cengage Learning has made the Green Interviews available in 15,000 libraries around the world. Dr. Cameron is also the writer and narrator of The Green Interview's two documentary films, Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness (2010) and Salmon Wars: Salmon Farms, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities (2012).

    His literary work includes plays, films, radio and TV scripts, an extensive body of corporate and governmental writing, hundreds of magazine articles and 17 books, including two novels. His non-fiction subjects include history, travel, literature, politics, nature and the environment, community development, ships and the sea, as well as education and public affairs. For 13 years he was a weekly columnist with the Halifax Sunday Herald. His most recent books are Sailing Away from Winter and A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

    He has received the Evelyn Richardson Award, the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Award, and the City of Dartmouth Book Award, four NationHis TV drama Peggy was named Best Short Film at the Canadian Film Celebration and the Moonsnail Awards, and was also a Gemini Award finalist. His magazine articles have received four National Magazine Awards. Four of his radio dramas have been ACTRA Award finalists. He has also won a Mercury Award and a Wilmer Shields Award for corporate writing. 

    He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the University College of Cape Breton. He has served on  numerous Canada Council juries, and as a consultant to many corporate, governmental and non-profit clients.

    Dr. Cameron is also a distinguished educator, having served as the first Dean of the School of Community Studies at the University College of Cape Breton (now Cape Breton University). He previously taught at Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick. He holds a B.A. from U.B.C., an M.A. from University of California, and a Ph.D. from the University of London, England. In 2004 he received an honourary Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Kings College, and in 2007 Cape Breton University awarded him an honorary D. Litt. In 2012 he was appointed to both the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada. 

    Publications
    • Sailing Away from Winter. McClelland & Stewart, 2006. ISBN 0-7710-1841-X.

    • The Living Beach. Toronto: MacMillan Canada, 1998. ISBN 0-7715-7555-6.

    • Sterling Silver: Rants, Raves and Revelations. 1994.

    • An Illustrated History of the Marine Atlantic. (Co-author). 1992.

    • Once Upon a Schooner. Formac Publishing, 1992. ISBN 0-88780-225-7.

    • Sniffing the Coast: An Acadian Voyage. 1992.

    • Wind, Whales and Whisky: A Cape Breton Voyage. 1992.

    • Schooner: Bluenose and Bluenose II. Toronto, Seal, 1984. ISBN 0-7704-1861-9.

    • The Baitchopper. Toronto, James Lorimer, 1982.. ISBN 0-88862-599-5 (cloth). ISBN 0-88862-598-7 (paper).

    • Dragon Lady. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1980; Seal, 1981. ISBN 0-7710-1833-9 (cloth). ISBN 0-7704-1654-3 (paper).

    • Seasons in the Rain. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1978. ISBN 0-7710-1947-9.

    • Conversations with Canadian Novelists. Toronto, Macmillan, 1973. ISBN 0-7705-0890-1.

    • The Education of Everett Richardson: the Nova Scotia Fishermen's Strike. 1970-71. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1977. ISBN 0-7710-1845-2.

    • Faces of Leacock. Toronto, Ryerson, 1967. Reprinted Shelburne, ON, Artemis House, 2005. ISBN 1-55246-587-X.

    Awards
    • Winner of the 1999 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award; 'The Living Beach'

    • Co-winner of the 1992 Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Choice Award; 'Wind, Whales, and Whisky'