Lesley Choyce

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Lesley Choyce
Born 21 March 1951
Occupation Author
Genre Adult, Young Adult and Children's Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction

Lesley Choyce (born 21 March 1951) is a Canadian author of novels, non-fiction, children's books, and poetry.

Born in Riverside Township, New Jersey, he was educated at Rutgers University, CUNY Graduate Center,[1] and Montclair State University. He emigrated to Canada in 1979 and lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

Choyce is a part-time instructor at Dalhousie University, host of the television series Choyce Words and Off the Page, and Founding Director of Pottersfield Press.

Novelist and poet. Surfs the North Atlantic year-round. Runs a literary publishing house and teaches English at Dalhousie University. Hosts "Off the Page" a nationally broadcast program on BookTelevision. Author of more than eighty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens and children. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.

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Biographical[edit]

  • Transcendental Anarchy: Confessions of a Metaphysical Tourist (1993)
  • Driving Minnie's Piano: Memoirs of a Surfing Life in Nova Scotia (2006)
  • Seven Ravens: Two summers in a life by the sea (2009)

Fiction[edit]

  • Eastern Sure (1980)
  • Downwind (1984)
  • Billy Botzweiler's Last Dance and Other Stories (1984)
  • Conventional Emotions (1985)
  • The Dream Auditor: Short Stories (1986)
  • Coming Up for Air (1988)
  • The Second Season of Jonas MacPherson (1989)
  • Magnificent Obsessions (1991)
  • The Ecstasy Conspiracy (1992)
  • The Republic of Nothing (1994)
  • Dance the Rocks Ashore (1997)
  • World Enough (1998)
  • The Summer of Apartment X (1999)
  • Clear Cold Morning (2002)
  • Shoulder the Sky (2002)
  • Sea of Tranquility (2003)
  • Smoke and Mirrors (2004)
  • Thunderbowl (2004)
  • Deconstructing Dylan (2006)
  • The End Of The World As We Know It (2007)
  • The Book of Michael (2008)
  • Reaction (2010)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • An Avalanche of Ocean (1987)
  • December Six/The Halifax Solution (1988)
  • Nova Scotia Shaped by the Sea: A Living History (1997)
  • The Coasts of Canada (2002)

Children's literature[edit]

  • Skateboard Shakedown (1989)
  • The Hungry Lizards (1990)
  • Wave Watch (1990)
  • Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1991)
  • Some Kind of Hero (1991)
  • Margin of Error (1992)
  • Clearcut Danger (1992)
  • Full Tilt (1993)
  • Good Idea Gone Bad (1993)
  • The Dark End of Dream Street (1994)
  • Big Burn (1995)
  • Go For it Carrie (1997)
  • Carrie's Crowd (1998)
  • Famous at Last (1998)
  • Roid Rage (1999)
  • Far Enough Island (2000)
  • Carrie's Camping Adventure (2001)
  • Carrie Loses Her Nerve (2003)
  • Skate Freak (2008)
  • Living Outside the Lines (2009)
  • Random (2010)
  • Reckless(2010)
  • Dumb Luck (2011)
  • Rat (2012)

Poetry[edit]

  • Re-Inventing the Wheel (1982)
  • Fast Living (1982)
  • The End of Ice (1985)
  • To the Top of the Heart (1986)
  • The Coastline of Forgetting (1995)
  • Beautiful Sadness (1998)
  • Caution to the Wind (2000)

Discography[edit]

  • Long Lost Planet. Halifax: Deep Nine/Pottersfield, 1996. (music/poetry)
  • Sea Level. Halifax: Deep Nine/Pottersfield, 1998. (music/poetry)

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