Gary Barwin is a poet, novelist and short story writer. His 2016 national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour as well as the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for fiction and the Hamilton Literary Award. It was also a finalist for both the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2017, he published a poetry collection entitled No TV for Woodpeckers.
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