Jake MacDonald

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Jake MacDonald
Born1949 (age 68–69)
ResidenceWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba

Jake MacDonald (born 1949) is a Canadian author. MacDonald has produced eight books and several hundred articles in Canadian magazines.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, MacDonald is an alumnus of St. Paul's High School, Winnipeg, Class of 1967. MacDonald received a BA in English from the University of Manitoba in 1971.[1] After graduation, MacDonald was a carpenter and fishing guide before becoming a full-time writer.[1]

Over twenty-five years he has produced eight books of both fiction and non-fiction and several hundred stories for many of Canada’s leading publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, Cottage Life, Canadian Business and The Walrus. Some of his books have been recognized with national awards; the memoir Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country won three awards across the country, including the Pearson Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2002.[2]


  • Indian River - 1981
  • The Bridge Out of Town - 1986
  • Two Tickets to Paradise - 1990
  • Raised by the River - 1992
  • Juliana and the Medicine Fish - 1997
  • Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country - 2002
  • With the Boys: Field Notes on Being a Guy - 2005
  • Grizzlyville: Adventures in Bear Country - 2009
  • Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing (edited) - 2014


  1. ^ a b "Jake MacDonald". University of Manitoba. Archived from the original on May 8, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Prize History". Writers' Trust of Canada. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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