Mark Frutkin

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Mark Frutkin (born January 2, 1948) is a Canadian novelist and poet. He has published eight books of fiction, three books of poetry, as well as two works of non-fiction and a book of essays. In 2007, his novel, Fabrizio's Return, won the Trillium Prize for Best Book in Ontario[1] and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,[2] and was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean region).[3] In 1988, his novel, Atmospheres Apollinaire, was short-listed for a Governor General's Award and was also short-listed for the Trillium Award, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award.

Frutkin went to Canada in 1970 as a draft resister during the Vietnam War after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in Chicago, USA. In 1967-68 he studied at Loyola University in Rome, Italy. From 1970-80, he lived in a log cabin with no electricity or running water near Wolf Lake, Quebec. Since 1980, he has lived in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, Faith, and son, Elliot.

As a journalist and critic he has written articles and reviews for The Globe & Mail, Harper's, the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Amazon.com/ca, Ottawa Magazine and other publications. His poetry and fiction have been published in numerous Canadian and foreign journals including Canadian Fiction Magazine, Descant, and Prism International.

Works[edit]

  • A Message for the Emperor (fiction) - 2012
  • Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (essays) - 2012
  • Walking Backwards (non-fiction) - 2011
  • Erratic North (non-fiction) - 2008
  • Fabrizio's Return (novel) – 2006[4] Winner of the 2006 Trillium Award for Best Book in Ontario; Winner of Sunburst Award; Finalist for Commonwealth Award (Canada/Caribbean region)
  • Slow Lightning (novel) - 2001
  • The Lion Of Venice (novel) -1997
  • In The Time Of The Angry Queen (novel) -1993[5]
  • Invading Tibet (novel) -1991[6]
  • Atmospheres Apollinaire (novel) –1988, re-issued - 1998 (Finalist for Governor General's Award for Fiction in 1988; finalist for Trillium Award; finalist for Ottawa-Carleton Book Award)
  • The Growing Dawn (novel) -1983
  • Iron Mountain (poetry) - 2001
  • Acts Of Light (poetry) -1992
  • The Alchemy Of Clouds (poetry) - 1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Frutkin wins Trillium book prize". Toronto Star. 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Fabrizio Is An SF Fable". Sci Fi Wire. 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Munro and more on short list for prize". Toronto Star. 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Astronomical talent: Halley's Comet inspires a time-bending, heart-stopping tour de force.". Literary Review of Canada. 2006-06-01. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Year in Review 1993: Literature: Canada". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  6. ^ Goodrich, Chris (1993-02-21). "INVADING TIBET by Mark Frutkin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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