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Barry Grills

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Born in Belleville, Ontario, Barry Grills began his writing career as a journalist. He has been a reporter, editor, columnist, broadcaster, and communications consultant. He began publishing short fiction in 1973, publishing stories in such literary publications as Grain, The University of Windsor Review, NeWest Review, Quarry Magazine, Best Canadian Stories, etc. A political and cultural activist, he was chair of The Book and Periodical Council from 2004 - 2007, as well as chair of TWUC from 2002 to 2003. He has also been a municipal councillor and a federal election candidate.  Married to writer Jennifer Rouse Barbeau, he currently lives and writes in North Bay, Ontario. His memoir Every Wolf's Howl appeared from Freehand Books October 1, 2012. Roadkill, a dystopic novel, appeared in November, 2017, the first of a series of self-published works under the imprint, Fluid Grouse Enterprises. Roadkill was a finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Another novel, I And You, And Me And Her, appeared in June, 2018. Oblivion, awarded grants by the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, appeared in November 2018. His most recent novel is Too Late The Hunter, published in June 2019

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Falling Into You. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1997.
Ironic: Alanis Morissette, The Story. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1997.
Snowbird: The Story of Anne Murray. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1996.
Celine Dion - A New Day Dawns (with Jim Brown). Fox Music Books, 2004
Every Wolf's Howl. Freehand Books, 2012
Roadkill. Fluid Grouse Enterprises, 2017
I And You, And Me And Her. Fluid Grouse Enterprises, 2018
Oblivion. Fluid Grouse Enterprises, 2018
Too Late The Hunter. Fluid Grouse Enterprises, 2019
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