Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey is a Canadian novelist and poet.
Michael Crummey is the author of Little Dogs. (Holly Hogan)

Michael Crummey is a poet and novelist from Newfoundland and Labrador. Two of Crummey's novels have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction — Sweetland in 2014 and Galore in 2009. His latest is the poetry collection Little Dogs, which features a selection of new and previously published poetry. Crummey was the inaugural recipient of the Writers' Trust Fellowship, a $50,000 award given to a Canadian writer that demonstrates "exceptional creative ability and outstanding promise in their publications to date."

Books by Michael Crummey


Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey won the inaugural Writers' Trust Fellowship this week, pocketing $50,000 and a two-week residency at the Banff Centre. The jury called Crummey "a poet of tremendous skill and a novelist of truest heart." Angela Antle i
Little Dogs, big bark. Award-winning author and poet Michael Crummey crafts the stories of Newfoundland, of fathers and sons, and of the history that shapes us in his new poetry collection, Little Dogs: New and Selected.


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