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James Reaney was born in 1926 near Stratford, Ontario. Reaney taught at the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario for a total of forty years. He received his doctorate with Northrop Frye. Talonbooks published his plays Colours in the Dark (1969) and Listen to the Wind (1972). In 1975, The St. Nicholas Hotel: the Donnellys Part II won a Chalmers Award. Reaney received the Order of Canada in 1976. Reaney was married to poet Collen Thibaudeau, and had two children. He passed away in June 2008.
QUOTES OF NOTEListen to the Wind
Keeps reminding us that the way through our world of sickness and breakdown is play.
— Profiles in Canadian Drama
QUOTES OF NOTEColours in the Dark
Both funny and touching…intriguingly original in its conception.
— Quill & Quire
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.