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Canadian playwright and author. Born in Anatone, Washington, on August 13, 1910. Moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1913. Died May 27, 1984. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1003-1004; and The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 468-469.
Canadian playwright and novelist. Born in Deep Creek in the Athabasca region of Alberta on July 27, 1932. Died in Summerland, British Columbia, on November 18, 1987. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1027-1028; The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 479-481; and in The ecstasy of resistance: a biography of George Ryga, by James F. Hoffman (Toronto: ECW Press, 1995).
English concert pianist Dame Myra Hess was born in London, England, on February 25, 1890. Died in London, England, on November 25, 1965. Biographical information available in The dictionary of national biography, 1961-1970, p. 508-510.
Canadian poet and novelist Leona Gom was born in Fairview, Alberta, on August 29, 1946. Biographical information available in The feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present, p. 437; and Who's who in Canadian literature 1987-88, p. 128.
Canadian author. Born on a homestead farm near Fairview, Alta., M. Jakober obtained her early education through correspondence courses, later attending high school in Edmonton and graduating from Carleton University. Her published work includes eight novels, poetry and short stories published in Canada and abroad. At age twelve, the author won her first award, a prize for poetry in the International Children's Competition, winning the gold medal in the same competition the following year. A third-place finisher for her novel The mind gods in the 1974 Search-For-A-New-Novelist Competition, M. Jakober won the George Bugnet Award for Fiction (Novel) for Sandinista in 1985 and for Sons of Liberty in 2005, and the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction for Only Call Us Faithful in 2002.
Canadian poet, author and educator Alfred Earle Birney was born May 13, 1904 in Calgary, Alberta (then the Northwest Territories). Died September 3, 1995. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 122-123; and in Earle Birney : a life, by Elspeth Cameron (Toronto: Viking, 1994).
Canadian literary critic, editor and educator Malcolm MacKenzie Ross was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on January 2, 1911. Died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 4, 2002. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of literature in Canada, p. 989.
Renée L. Paris was literary agent for George Ryga from 1969 to 1976.
Imago, a Canadian periodical published in Vancouver, British Columbia, by Talonbooks from 1964 to 1974, featured long poems and poem sequences. Edited by George Bowering, Imago published twenty issues.