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Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady

Wayne Grady has written more than a dozen books for adult and young readers, and is also one of Canada's top literary translators. His novel, Emancipation Day, won the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Grady’s eight books of non-fiction include Bring Back the Dodo, Chasing the Chinook, and The Bone Museum. He is also a prolific magazine writer, an equally prolific editor of Canadian travel, fiction and nature writing, and the translator of many French authors into English, including Antonine Maillet and Herménégilde Chiasson. Grady lives in Kingston, Ontario, with his wife, novelist and creative nonfiction writer Merilyn Simonds.

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