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Michael Blouin has won ReLit Best Novel in Canada in 2009 and 2020, been shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the bp Nichol Award, the CBC Literary Award, and is a winner of the Diana Brebner Award and the 2012 Lampman 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 Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Ottawa Book Awards, Carleton University and This Magazine. All titles are currently available from the publishers, from your independent book store, from Indigo, from Amazon and selected titles on Kindle and the Kobo Reader as well as on iTunes. He is represented internationally by Hilary McMahon, Executive Vice President of Westwood Creative Artists. His most recent work is in Arc Magazine, SubTerrain Magazine, and in Taddle Creek Magazine, recent books are the novel "Skin House" and the anthology "The Group of Seven: Contemporary Stories Re-imagining Historical Canadian Paintings". Newly released is the novel "I Am Billy the Kid" and forthcoming are the collected poetry "Hard Electric", the sequel to 2020's "Skin House" entitled "The Big Bad", and a memoir "Fade". Blouin is an Instructor with the University of Toronto and a guest lecturer at Carleton University.
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