Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Robert Remington is a former columnist and editorial writer with the Calgary Herald. He was also a correspondent for The National Post as well as columnist, arts editor, sports editor and reporter at The Edmonton Journal.
As a syndicated columnist for New York-based United Features he was distributed to 300 newspapers in North America.
He has also written for Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper and did international reporting from Europe for PostMedia News Services. His journalism career has taken him to Pakistan, East Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Central America.
He is the co-author of Runaway Devil, released in the U.S. and Canada in 2009 by McClelland & Stewart. Seven weeks on the Globe and Mail's national bestseller list, it is the true story of Canada's youngest multiple killer, a 12-year-old girl convicted of murdering her family with the help of her 23-year-old boyfriend.
In 2012 he was part of a team of Calgary Herald journalists nominated for a National Newspaper Award (Canada's "Pulitzer Prize") for investigative reporting for “Worked to Death,” a series on workplace safety violations in Alberta. The series won Michener Award citation for public service journalism.
As a singer-songwriter, he has been a four-time finalist and a second-place winner in 2010 at the Calgary Folk Music Festival songwriting competition.
Bob and his wife Gloria live in Victoria B.C., where he offers freelance writing and editing services and tortures his neighbours with the fiddle.