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Greg Gatenby

Greg Gatenby was born in Toronto in 1950. He received a B.A. in English from York University in 1972. From 1973-1975, he was an editor at McClelland & Stewart. Since then, he has been serving as the artistic director of the Harbourfront Reading Series and the International Festival of Authors.

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The Literary Guide to Toronto. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1998.
The Very Richness of That Past. editor. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1995.
The Wild is Always There. editor. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1993.
Whales: A Celebration. editor. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1983.
Growing Still. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press, 1981.


E.J. Pratt Honorary Lifetime Membership, Arts and Letters Club Toronto, 1995.
The Jack Award, for Lifetime Promotion of Canada's Books and Authors, 1994.
League of Canadian Poets Honorary Lifetime Member, 1991.
City of Toronto's Arts Award (literature), 1989.
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