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Alan Hustak


Author, journalist, and broadcaster, Alan Hustak was born in Saskatchewan and educated by Jesuits. He moved to Montreal in 1967 and worked for the CBC before being named CTV Quebec bureau chief. He was briefly stationed in Alberta, where he wrote a biography of the then-premier, Peter Lougheed. He is also the author of St. Patrick’s, The Biography of a Basilica, which was nominated for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction in 1998. His book The Murder of Mary Gallagher, The True Story of the Ghost of Griffintown, published in 2005, has been optioned for a movie. His other book published that year, Sir William Hingston, 1829-1907: Montreal Mayor, Surgeon and Banker, was a finalist for the 2005 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction.

Books by Alan Hustak

Faithunderfire Faith Under Fire: Frederick G. Scott, Canada’s Extraordinary Chaplain of the Great War

0502hingston Sir William Hingston 1829-1907

Ghost of Griffintown

95 Saint Patrick's of Montreal



March 29, 1944