Gary Barwin

Writer, Composer, Artist, Author

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist, the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children, and long time community arts organizer. His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book is the poetry collection No TV for Woodpeckers. A finalist for the National Magazine Awards (Poetry), he is a three-time recipient of Hamilton Poetry Book of the Year, has also received the Hamilton Arts Award for Literature and has co-won the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the K.M. Hunter Arts Award. His work has been published in hundreds of magazines and journals internationally. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at garybarwin.com.