Michael Blouin (writer)

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Michael Blouin
BornMorrisburg, Ontario, Canada
Occupationnovelist, poet
Notable worksChase and Haven

Michael Blouin is a Canadian writer. His debut novel Chase and Haven was a shortlisted nominee for the amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2008[1] and won the ReLit Award for fiction in 2009,[2] and his poetry collection Wore Down Trust won the Archibald Lampman Award in 2012.[3]

He has also been shortlisted for the bp Nichol Award, the CBC Literary Award, and is a winner of the Diana Brebner Award. He has collaborated on recent projects with poet Gillian Sze, film director Bruce McDonald, poet and artist bill bissett and visual artist and author Elizabeth Rainer. He has been published in most Canadian literary magazines including Arc, Descant, Branch, Dragnet, The Antigonish Review, Event, Queen's Quarterly, Grain and The Fiddlehead. He has received rave reviews from The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, The Chicago Institute for Photography and Literature, The Ottawa International Writers Festival, SubTerrain Magazine, Broken Pencil Magazine, Ottawa Magazine, This Magazine, The Telegraph Journal, Lynn Crosbie, bill bissett, Emily Schultz, Susan Musgrave, Marilyn Bowering, George Fetherling, Phil Hall, Sean Wilson, Paul Gessell, rob mclennan, Alejandro Bustos, Melanie Jannisse, Catherine Owen and Lisa Moore. He has served as an adjudicator for The Ontario Arts Council, The Ottawa Book Awards, Carleton University and This Magazine. He is represented internationally by Westwood Creative Artists.

Originally from Morrisburg, Ontario,[3] Blouin currently lives in Kemptville, Ontario.[3]

His forthcoming novels include Skin House, Legend and I am Billy the Kid.


  • I'm Not Going to Lie to You (2007, ISBN 978-1897141175)
  • Chase and Haven (2008, ISBN 978-1552452035)
  • Wore Down Trust (2011, ISBN 978-1897141403)
  • I Don't Know How to Behave (2013, ISBN 978-1927040805)


  1. ^ Aritha van Herk, "Judging first fiction first". The Globe and Mail, October 10, 2009.
  2. ^ "Blouin wins ReLit Award". Ottawa Citizen, September 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "A daredevil display of writing; Kemptville author spins a fantasy from stuntman's story". Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2013.

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