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Don Hunter

Hunter
Photo: Larry Worledge 2008

Don Hunter immigrated to Canada from the U.K. in 1961 as a teacher. He earned a B.Ed. from the University of British Columbia. In 1969, he joined The Province daily newspaper in Vancouver where he was variously, a theatre critic, reporter, editor, feature-writer and, for the six years up to his leaving in 1996 to pursue novel and screenplay writing, he was the author of the up-front opinion and general-interest column, Out and About. While a career journalist, he was a regular freelance contributor to the then Star Weekly and many other magazines and newspapers in North America and abroad. A personal memoir of teaching in northern B.C. led to the CBC Television movie and subsequent six one-hour miniseries drama 9B in 1989. He wrote much of the miniseries. He has also conducted numerous readings and workshops. Hunter has been married since 1960 to the lady who accompanied him to Canada. They live in Langley, B.C. They are the parents of two daughters.

E-mail: donhu@shaw.ca
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Publications

Sasquatch/Bigfoot, The Search for North America's Incredible Creature. with Rene Dahinden. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1973; revised edition published, 1993.
Spinner's Inlet. Horsdal and Schubart, 1989
Incident at Willow Creek. NeWest Press, 2009
Cooper and The Queen. Mirador, 2011

Awards

Shortlisted, Stephen Leacock Medal for Spinner's Inlet, 1989.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable