bill Gaston grew up in Winnipeg, Toronto, and North Vancouver. He has published five novels — Tall Lives, The Cameraman, Bella Combe Journal, The Good Body, and Sointula— five collections of short fiction — Deep Cove Stories, North of Jesus' Beans, Sex Is Red, Mount Appetite (nominated for the 2002 Giller Prize), and Gargoyles— a "bullshit memoir," Midnight Hockey -- a collection of poetry — Inviting Blindness-- and a play, Yardsale. His work has been translated into several languages. His short fiction has appeared in Granta, Tin House, Best Canadian Stories, been broadcast nationally on the CBC, and in 1999 won a Canadian Literary Award for Fiction. In 2003 Bill Gaston was awarded the inaugural Timothy Findley Award, for a Canadian male writer in mid-career.

Festivals: 2004 (fall), 2006 (fall), 2007 (fall), 2008 (fall)

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