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Paul Quarrington

Paul Quarrington was a novelist, playwright, musician and filmmaker. He won the 1989 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.
Paul Quarrington was a filmmaker and award-winning novelist. (Annabel Reyes/Penguin Random House)

Paul Quarrington was a novelist, playwright, musician and filmmaker. In 2009, Quarrington received the Matt Cohen Prize from the Writers' Trust of Canada for his contribution to Canadian literature. He died in 2010.

His novel Whale Music won the 1989 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. He also authored the book King Learywhich was awarded the 1988 Leacock Medal for Humour and Canada Reads 2008 championed by Dave Bidini. Quarrington's novel Galveston, published in 2004, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is also the author of novels Home Game, Life of Hope and non-fiction book The Boy on the Back of the Turtle, among others.

Books by Paul Quarrington

Interviews

Novelist Paul Quarrington explains how reclusion became the driving force for his award-winning novel 'Whale Music'. 6:11
Two great Canadian writers are on stage at Toronto Harbourfront's Festival of Authors. 13:21
Author Paul Quarrington and booster Dave Bidini discuss the 2008 Canada Reads win for King Leary. 15:56

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