Friday, August 31, 2007

Michael V. Smith

Michael V. Smith
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry
Vancouver¹s Michael V. Smith is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, performance artist and occasional clown.

Recently, Smith won Vancouver's Community Hero of the Year Award and the inaugural Dayne Ogilvie Award for Emerging Gay Writers. He's also won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction, was nominated for the Journey Prize, and has scooped a number of film festival prizes around the world.

Smith¹s novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books, 2002), was nominated for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His latest book is What You Can¹t Have (Signature Editions, 2006), a collection of poetry, nominated for the ReLit Prize.


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