Clark Blaise

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Clark Blaise, OC (born April 10, 1940) is a Canadian author.

Born in Fargo, North Dakota, he currently lives in San Francisco, California. He has been married since 1963 to writer Bharati Mukherjee. They have two sons. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, Blaise was also the director of the International Writing Program. While living in Montreal in the early 1970s he joined with authors Raymond Fraser, Hugh Hood, John Metcalf and Ray Smith to form the celebrated Montreal Story Tellers Fiction Performance Group. In the late 1970s Blaise was a professor of Creative Writing at York University.

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to Canadian letters as an author, essayist, teacher, and founder of the post-graduate program in creative writing at Concordia University".[1]


Short stories[edit]

  • A North American Education – 1973
  • Tribal Justice – 1974
  • Resident Alien – 1986
  • Man and His World – 1992
  • Southern Stories – 2000
  • Pittsburgh Stories – 2001
  • Montreal Stories – 2003
  • The Meagre Tarmac – 2011 (longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize)






  1. ^ "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ Blaise, Clark. "A Novel of India's Coming of Age." The New York Times. April 18, 1999. Retrieved on November 27, 2014.

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