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Visual Art Critic and Cultural Columnist
Kate Taylor is the visual art critic at The Globe and Mail. She also writes about film and cultural policy. A four-time National Newspaper Award finalist, she won an NNA in 2021 for features about the visual arts, and in 2015 for an investigative project about donations to the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2009-2010, she was awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy journalism to study Canadian cultural sovereignty in the digital age. Her 2003 novel, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region) and the Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, A Man in Uniform, was published in 2010, and her third, Serial Monogamy, in 2016.

Why did you become a journalist?

I believe the arts are central to the health of society and as deserving of thorough reporting and informed criticism as politics or economics.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Master of Arts, Journalism, Western University

Bachelor of Arts, History and Art History, University of Toronto

Honours & Awards

NNA --2021; NNA --2015; NNA nomination -- 2000, 2014; Atkinson Fellowship 2009-2010

Professional affliations

Toronto Film Critics Association

Kate Taylor abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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