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Gregory "Greg" Hollingshead, CM (born February 25, 1947) is a Canadian novelist.He was formerly a professor of English at the University of Alberta, and he lives in Toronto, Ontario.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Toronto.
His 1995 short story collection The Roaring Girl won the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 1995 Governor General's Awards.His 1998 novel The Healer won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012.
As a professor with the Department of English & Film Studies, Hollingshead taught creative writing classes for 30 years; he retired as emeritus in 2005. From 2000 to 2018, he directed the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre.
Greg Hollingshead was born in Toronto, Ontario, on February 25, 1947, and he grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Hollinghead's first publication was in a 1968 anthology of poets from the House of Anansi called TO Now.
Hollingshead later went back to university to complete his Master of Arts in English at the University of Toronto, and by 1975, he had earned his Ph.D. from the University of London.
Hollingshead published his first collection of stories, Famous Players, in 1982. In 1992, he had completed another two publications, White Buick and Spin Dry, and by 1995, he was awarded the Governor General's Award for Fiction for his story collection, The Roaring Girl.
The Healer, his second novel, was published in 1998 and was nominated for the Giller Prize; it won him the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. [ citation needed ]His third novel, Bedlam, was published in 2004 and was listed for several awards, including the Grant MacEwan Author's Award, the Georges Bugnet Award, and the Edmonton Book Prize.
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