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Joseph Kertes

Joseph Kertes was born in Hungary and came to Canada as a young boy. He studied English at York and the University of Toronto and was encouraged to write by Irving Layton and Marshall McLuhan. He was for many years Dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Humber College.

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Boardwalk. Toronto: ECW Press, 1998.
The Red Corduroy Shirt. illus. Peter Perko. Toronto: Stoddart, 1998.
The Gift. illus. Peter Perko. Toronto: Groundwood, 1995.
Winter Tulips. Toronto: Doubleday, 1988.
Gratitude. Penguin, 2009
The Afterlife of Stars. Penguin Canada, 2014


Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Winter Tulips, 1989.
U.S. National Jewish book Award for Fiction for Gratitude, 2010
National Jewish Book Award (Canada) for Gratitude, 2009
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