Leon Rooke is the author of several novels including The Fall of Gravity, which was chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of 2000’s top books. His 1981 novel Shakespeare’s Dog won the Governor General’s Award and his novel A Good Baby was made into a feature film. Other major awards include the W.O. Mitchell Prize, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, and the CBC Fiction Prize. He has published over 300 short stories, as well as poetry and plays, and is the founder of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. He was recently appointed a member of the Order of Canada. A native of North Carolina who has lived in Canada for many years, Leon Rooke makes his home in Toronto and Mexico.

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