A-R International: Bruce Hunter

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Bruce Hunter
Authors-Readers International

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Bruce Hunter is the author of six books, including the novel In the Bear’s House (Oolichan Books, 2009), winner of the Canadian Rockies Prize at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, chosen from over 100 entries from 10 countries, and Two O’clock Creek – Poems New and Selected (Oolichan Books, 2010), winner of the Acorn/Plantos Peoples’ Poetry Prize. His poetry, essays, reviews and fiction have appeared in over seventy publications In Canada, the United States, China, Scotland, and Italy.

In 2017, he was the Calgary Public Library’s 30th anniversary Author-in-Residence. Born and raised in Calgary, he worked as a labourer, equipment operator and landscaper before winning a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts. He then attended York University and graduated with a BFA (Honours) in film and the humanities. After stints teaching at York, Humber College and…

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