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Fred Stenson

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Stenson has published sixteen books. He has served on TWUC national council three times and was president of the Writers Guild of Alberta in 1996. He has written scripts for over 150 produced films and videos. He writes a regular humour column for Alberta Views Magazine. He was raised on a farm in the Alberta foothills north of Chief Mountain and lives in Cochrane, Alberta with his spouse, Pamela Banting. He has two  children.

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The Trade. Douglas & McIntyre, 2000.
Teeth. Coteau Books, 1994.
Working Without a Laugh Track. Coteau Books, 1990.
Last One Home. NeWest Press, 1988.
Lonesome Hero. Macmillan of Canada, 1974.
Lightning. Douglas & McIntyre, 2003
Thing Feigned or Imagined. Banff Centre Press, 2002
Waterton Brush and Pen. Fifth House, 2006
Lonesome Hero. Brindle and Glass, 2006
The Great Karoo. Doubleday Canada , 2008


Grant MacEwan Author's Prize for The Trade and Lightning, 2000 and 2003
WGA George Bugnet Novel Award for The Trade., 2000
City of Edmonton Book Prize for The Trade., 2000
Nominated, Giller Prize for The Trade., 2000
Canadian Authors Association Silver Medal for Lonesome Hero., 1975
finalist, Governor General's Award for Fiction for The Great Karoo, 2008
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