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Wayne Grady


Wayne Grady was born in 1948 in Windsor, Ontario. He was educated at Carleton University where he earned a B.A. in English in 1971. He has been a freelance magazine writer since 1981 and is the author of seven books. He is the editor of six literary anthologies and is also a translator (French to English). He is the former editor of Harrowsmith magazine and is currently the science editor of Equinox magazine. He lives in Kingston, Ontario and is married with two children. He enjoys writing and travel, preferably at the same time.

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Chasing the Chinook: On the trail of Canadian Words and Culture. Toronto: Penguin, 1998.
The Quiet Limit of the World: A Journey to the North Pole to Investigate Global Warming. Toronto: Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 1997.
Vulture: Nature's Ghastly Gourmet. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 1997.
Toronto the Wild: Field Notes of an Urban Naturalist. Toronto: Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 1995.
The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region. Greystone Books, 2007
Tree: A Life Story, coauthored with David Suzuki. Greystone Books, 2006
Bringing Back the Dodo: Lessons in Natural and Unnatural History. M&S, 2005


Shortlisted, Toronto Book Award for Toronto the Wild, 1996.
Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Translation for Black Squirrel, by Daniel Poliquin, 1996.
Governor General's Award for Translation for On the Eighth Day, by Antoine Maillet, 1989.
John Glassco Prize for Literary Translation for Christopher Cartier of Hazelnut, by Antoine Maillet, 1985.
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