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J.A. Wainwright

Photo: Gary Smith 1997

J. A. Wainwright was born in Toronto in 1946. He has lived in England, Spain, and Greece, but mostly in Nova Scotia since 1972. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from Dalhousie University where he is McCulloch Emeritus Professor in English. Influences include: islands, Patrick White novels, and Bob Dylan lyrics. His sixth novel,This Cleaving and This Burning, which won the Guernica Prize in 2019, was publiahed by Guernica Editions in 2020. 

 

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Publications

A Far Time. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 2001.
A Deathful Ridge: A Novel of Everest. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1997.
A Very Large Soul: Selected Letters from Margaret Laurence to Canadian Writers. editor. Dunvegan, ON: Cormorant Books, 1995.
Landscape and Desire: Poems Selected and New. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1992.
Moving Outward. Toronto, ON: New Press, 1970.
The Confluence. Mosaic Press, 2007
This Cleaving and This Burning. Guernica Editions, 2020
Blazing Figures: a Life of Robert Markle. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, February 2010
Notes for a Native Land, Editor. Oberon Press, 1969
World Enough and Time: Chalres Bruce, a Literary Biography. Formac Publishing, 1988
The Last Artist. Custom Book Publications, 2016
The Grace of Our Affections. Custom Book Publications, 2018

Awards

J.A. Wainwright for Guernica Literary Prize 2019, 2019
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