Robert Paul Weston

Robert Paul Weston has lived in Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. Before turning to writing, he had a variety of unusual jobs, working as a trampolinist; a web designer; a production coordinator for film and television; a language teacher; the editor of a small-press literary magazine; and a dub-script writer for imported Japanese cartoons.

His debut novel-in-verse, Zorgamazoo, won the 2010 Silver Birch Award and was shortlisted for the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award. His short stories for adults have appeared in literary magazines in Canada, England, the United States, and have been nominated for the Fountain Award for Speculative Literature and the Journey Prize.

Currently, Robert lives in Toronto, where he lectures in creative writing at the University of Toronto.

Festivals: 2008 (fall)

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