Gary Barwin is a writer, composer and performer. He received a PhD in Music Composition and was the recipient of the 1998 KM Hunter Foundation Artist Award. His books include frogments from the frag pool (with derek beaulieu, poetry, The Mercury Press, 2005), Raising Eyebrows and Outside the Hat (poetry; Coach House), and a novel written with Stuart Ross, The Mud Game and Big Red Baby (Mercury.) His work has appeared in several anthologies and has been commissioned and broadcast by the CBC. He has published in hundreds of periodicals including The Walrus, This Magazine, Geist, Rampike, and Descant. And he is also a writer for children. Seeing Stars, a YA novel, was a finalist for both CLA YA book of the year, and an Arthur Ellis Award.
"Between the freaky, funny filmmaker Guy Maddin and author Gary Barwin, Canada is producing some of the most innovative creative works of our time…what makes [these stories] so compelling is Barwin’s balance of melancholy with wide-eyed wonder."
— Utne Review