Leon Rooke

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Leon Rooke, CM (born September 11, 1934) is a Canadian novelist. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in the United States. Educated at the University of North Carolina, he moved to Canada in 1969. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Rooke helped to found the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989. In 2002, Rooke championed The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence in that year's edition of Canada Reads. Rooke's work also appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. In 2007, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[1]

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  • Last One Home Sleeps in the Yellow Bed — 1968
  • Vault — 1973
  • Krokodile — 1973
  • Sword/Play — 1974
  • The Love Parlour — 1977
  • The Broad Back of the Angel — 1977
  • Cry Evil — 1980
  • Fat Woman — 1980 (nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • Death Suite — 1981
  • The Magician in Love — 1981
  • The Birth Control King of the Upper Volta — 1982
  • Shakespeare's Dog — 1983 (winner of the 1983 Governor General's Award for Fiction)
  • A Bolt of White Cloth — 1984
  • Sing Me No Love Songs, I'll Say You No Prayers — 1984
  • A Good Baby — 1989
  • Daddy Stump — 1991
  • How I Saved the Province — 1989
  • The Happiness of Others — 1991
  • Who Do You Love — 1992
  • The Boy from Moogradi and the Woman with the Map to Kolooltopec — 1993
  • Muffins — 1995
  • Narcissus in the Mirror — 1995
  • Oh, No, I Have Not Seen Molly — 1996
  • Art. Three Fictions in Prose — 1997
  • Oh! Twenty-Seven Stories — 1997
  • Who Goes There — 1998
  • The Fall of Gravity — 2000
  • Painting the Dog: Selected Stories — 2001
  • Balduchi's Who's Who — 2005
  • Hot Poppies — 2005
  • The Beautiful Wife — 2005
  • Hitting the Charts: Selected Stories — 2006
  • The Last Shot: Eleven Stories and a Novella — 2009
  • The April Poems — 2013

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