Gary Barwin

Photo credit: Adela Talbot

Photo credit: Adela Talbot

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist and the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His recent books include Scotiabank Giller Prize– and Governor General’s Award–shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates and the poetry collection Moon Baboon Canoe. A PhD in music composition, Barwin has been writer-in-residence at Western University, the Toronto Public Library, Hillfield Strathallan College and with ArtForms’ Writers in the House program for at-risk youth. He teaches creative writing in the Mohawk College Continuing Education program and will be the writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Hamilton Public Library for 2017–2018. Born in Northern Ireland to South African parents of Ashkenazi descent, Barwin moved to Canada as a child. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and at garybarwin.com.

Titles by Gary Barwin

No TV for Woodpeckers (2017)