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Michael Elcock

Photo: Xan Shian 2011

Michael Elcock was born in Forres, Scotland and grew up in Edinburgh and West Africa. He emigrated to Canada when he was twenty-one and worked in pulp mills, in the woods, on west coast fishing boats and as a ski instructor. Along the way he earned an M.Ed. at the University of Victoria, and did post-graduate studies in Quebec, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Scotland. He was Athletic Director at the University of Victoria for ten years, and then CEO of Tourism Victoria for five. In 1990 he moved with his wife and daughter to Andalusia to work on developing Spain’s Expo ‘92. He has published many articles in periodicals, newspapers and magazines in the UK, and Canada. Michael has served on TWUC's National Council, and on the Board of Directors of Access Copyright. He now lives in Victoria, BC.

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Publications

A Perfectly Beautiful Place. Oolichan Books, 2004.
Writing on Stone. Oolichan Books, 2006
The Gate. Oolichan Books, 2011
Eyes of Rain and Ragged Dreams: Coming of Age in Edinburgh. Muckle Knock: A Division of Pentland Steele Ltd., 2017

Awards

Radio Prague Non-Fiction Competition for Prague Revisited, 2009
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