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Greg Hollingshead

Photo: Kim Griffiths 2009

Greg Hollingshead was born in Toronto and grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He received a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of London for a thesis on Bishop Berkeley. He lived in England for five years. Currently Greg is professor emeritus at the University of Alberta and director of writing programs at the Banff Centre. He is married to Rosa Spricer, a psychologist in private practice. He and Rosa have one son, David.

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The Healer. Toronto: HarperFlamingo (A Phyllis Bruce Book), 1998. New York: HarperFlamingo, 1999. London: HarperFlamingo, 1999. New York: HarperPerennial, 2000.Toronto: HarperPerennial, 2004.
The Roaring Girl. Toronto: Somerville House, 1995, 1998. New York: Putnam, 1997. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 1998. Chonqing: Chonqing, 1998. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Toronto: HarperPerennial, 2004.
Spin Dry. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1992. Toronto: HarperPerennial, 2006.
White Buick. Lantzville: Oolichan, 1992.
Famous Players. Toronto: Coach House, 1982.
Bedlam. Toronto: HarperCollins (A Phyllis Bruce Book), 2004. New York: St. Martin's Press (Thomas Dunne Books), 2006. New York: Picador, 2007.


Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 1999.
Shortlisted, Giller Prize, 1998.
Howard O' Hagan Award for Short Fiction, 1993, 1996.
Governor General's Award for Fiction, 1995.
Georges Bugnet Award for the Novel, 1993, 1999.
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Gold Medal for Excellence in the Arts, 2007.
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