Barwin, Gary

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist and the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His recent books include Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates and the poetry collection Moon Baboon Canoe. Barwin teaches creative writing in the Mohawk College Continuing Education program and will be the writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Hamilton Public Library for 2017–2018. Born in Northern Ireland to South African parents of Ashkenazi descent, Barwin moved to Canada as a child. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

 

 

Events Gary Barwin was involved in

  • #XOifoa Valentine's Day Twitter Chat

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12pm

    We have asked 2016 Giller Prize nominee Gary Barwin (@garybarwin), editor and art director of Shameless Magazine Sheila Sampath (@sheilasheila) and poet and professor Daniel Scott Tysdal (@dstiz) to help you write your love notes! Don’t let Valentine’s Day stress you out, these writers have you covered!

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  • New Faces of Fiction

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Gary Barwin, Lynne Kutsukake and Yann Martel will read from their latest novels.

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  • GGs @ IFOA

    Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Don't miss authors shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for English-language Fiction at this stimulating round table!

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  • IFOA Orillia New Fiction

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction program spotlights author Lynne Kutsukake and poet, writer, composer Gary Barwin in Orillia.

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