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Introducing our 2023 Writer in Residence: Peter Midgley

The Department of English is delighted to introduce our 2023 Writer in Residence, Peter Midgley! 

Peter Midgley is a writer and editor from Edmonton. He has worked as freelance editor, festival director, university lecturer, managing editor, acquisitions editor, clerk of court, bartender, actor, janitor, and door-to-door salesman. This experience has given him enough material for more than a dozen books and plays. His latest book, let us not think of them as barbarians (NeWest Press), was shortlisted for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award in 2019. He is a past recipient of the IBBY-Asahi Award Reading Promotion Award and of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.


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