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Geoffrey Ursell

Ursell
Photo: Barbara Sapergia 1991

Geoffrey Ursell was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, grew up in various prairie cities, received an MA from the University of London, and now lives in Saskatoon where he writes, edits, works as a film and video producer, and composes music. He is a founding member, and is still on the board of Coteau Books.

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Publications

Jumbo Gumbo: Songs, Poems, and Stories for Children. co-editor Wenda McArthur. Regina, SK: Coteau, 1989.
Way Out West. Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House, 1989.
The Look-Out Tower. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1989.
Perdue: Or How the West Was Lost. Toronto: Macmillan, 1982.
Trap Lines. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1982.

Awards

WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award for Perdue, 1984.
Persephone Theatre National Playwriting Award for Saskatoon Pie!, 1981.
Clifford E Lee National Playwriting Award for The Running of the Deer, 1977.
Vicki Metcalfe Award, for co-editing best children's story for Jumbo Gumbo, 1990.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable