Timothy Taylor (writer)

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Timothy Taylor (born 1963) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. The Blue Light Project, his most recent novel, was published in 2011.

Born in Venezuela, he was raised in West Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. Taylor attended the University of Alberta and Queen's University, and lived for some years in Toronto, Ontario. In 1987 he returned to British Columbia. Taylor currently resides in Vancouver.

Taylor's short story "Doves of Townsend" won the Journey Prize in 2000. He had two other stories on the competition's nominee list that year, and is to date the only writer ever to have three short stories compete for the prize in the same year. He subsequently served as a judge for the 2003 award.

His debut novel, Stanley Park, nominated for the Giller Prize and chosen to be the 2004 One Book, One Vancouver, was followed by Silent Cruise, a collection of eight stories and one novella.

Stanley Park was selected for the 2007 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by Jim Cuddy.



Timothy Taylor talks about The Blue Light Project on Bookbits radio

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