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Jonathan Ball


Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary with specialization in Canadian Literature and Creative Writing. His short film Spoony B appeared on The Comedy Network, and his screenplay Way of the Samurai (co-written with David Navratil) was rewritten and directed by Joseph Novak as the independent feature film Snake River. He is the former Managing Editor of Dandelion magazine, the former film/video section editor at Filling Station, and the former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival. He writes the humour column Haiku Horoscopes.

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Clockfire. Coach House Books, 2010
Ex Machina. BookThug, 2009


Finalist, Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, Manitoba Book Awards for Clockfire, 2011
Winner, Pop Montreal and Matrix LitPop Award for Poetry, 2008
Finalist, Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction, Alberta Literary Awards for Costa Rican Green, 2009
Winner, Ray Burrell Award for Poetry, Ottawa Valley Writers’ Guild, 2004
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