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I Do Remember the Fall, Simon and Pierre, 1978, reprinted, New Press Canadian

    Classics/General Publishing, 1989.

The More Loving One (novel and three short stories), Black Moss, 1980.

The Ruined Season, Black Moss, 1982.

A Dream Like Mine, Stoddart, 1987, reprinted, General Paperbacks, 1989, reprinted,

    2009, Canadian Classics Exile Editions.

Breath Dances between Them (short stories), Stoddart, 1991.

Out of the Whirlwind, Stoddart, 1995.

Save Me, Joe Louis, Stoddart, 1998.

Down River: A Memoir, Story, New and Collected Poems, Exile Editions, 2009.


Country You Can’t Walk In, Penumbra, 1979, published as Country You Can’t Walk In      

    and Other Poems, Penumbra, 1984.


The Green Dolphin (play; produced at Theatre Passe Muraille, 1982), Playwrights

    Canada, 1982.

Wildfire: The Legend of Tom Longboat (screenplay), Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

    (CBC-TV), 1983.

Also author of play McClusky and O’Sullivan, 1983, and a filmscript for Young Canadians and the Law, CBC-TV.

Author of column “Between the Sexes,” Globe and Mail, 1979-81; reviewer, 1979-91.

Contributer to anthologies, including, The Saturday Night Traveller, Harper-Collins, 1990; Best Canadian Essays, edited by George Galt, Quarry, 1991; Canadian Literary Landmarks, edited by John Robert Colombo, Hounslow, 1984; Un Dozen: Thirteen Canadian Poets, edited by Judith Fitzgerald; The Northern Ontario Anthology, edited by Fred Mason; Whale Sound and Whales: A Celebration, both edited by Greg Gatenby; One on One: The Imprint Interviews, edited by Leanna Crouch, Sommerville, 1994; That Sigh of Perfection, edited by John B. Blee, Black Moss, 1995.

Contributor to periodicals, including Antigonish Review, Books in Canada, Canadian Forum, Globe and Mail, Northern Journey, Performing Arts in Canada, Poetry (Chicago), Queen’s Quarterly, Saturday Night, Scotsman,  (Edinburgh), and Toronto Life.

Editor and author of introduction to Artic Argonauts by Walter Kenyon, Penumbra, 1990.

A Dream Like Mine was translated into French, Japanese, Danish, and Polish, and also released as the movie Clearcut Famous Players/Cinexus, 1991.


Books in Canada/AJ Smith Best First Novel of the Year Award, I Do Remember the Fall, 1977

Inaugural Toronto Arts Council Award Award for Poetry, Country You Can’t Walk In, 1979

Governor General Award for Literature, A Dream Like Mine, 1987

Included in The Thinking Heart, Best Canadian Essays, 1991