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Paul Vasey

Paul Vasey

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Paul Vasey was born in Toronto, raised in Owen Sound and now lives in Windsor, Ontario. Paul graduated with a degree in philosophy from The University of Windsor. He took part in creative writing programs led by Morley Callaghan, W.O. Mitchell and Alistair MacLeod. He won many awards, including a Southam Fellowship For Journalists, while working for newspapers in Owen Sound, Hamilton and Windsor and for The Canadian Press in Toronto. Paul then spent nearly 20 years as host of CBC morning shows in Windsor and in Victoria, B.C. He now devotes his time to writing. Paul has led writing workshops in elementary and secondary schools and at the university level. He is the author of more than a dozen books: novels, short stories and non-fiction. His most recent books are A Troublesome Boy (Groundwood/House of Anansi) and The River: A memoir of life in the Border Cities) (Biblioasis).



A Troublesome Boy. Groundwood Books, Spring 2012
The Last Labour of the Heart. Black Moss Press, 2005
It's Only A Broken Heart. Black Moss Press, 2000
The Age of the Cities. Art Gallery of Windsor, 1997
Kids In The Jail. Black Moss Press, 1995
Into Thin Air. Black Moss Press, 1994
The Failure Of Love. Black Moss Press, 1991
The Great Train Ride. Black Moss Press, 1981
Lord, Lord. Black Moss Press, 1980
The Sufferer Kind. Black Moss Press, 1978
The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities. Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario, 2013


The Mayor's Award for Literary Arts (Windsor, Ontario), 1995
Southam Fellowship For Journalists, 1980-81
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