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Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2017
Michael Blouin
[Michael Blouin]

Michael Blouin’s second novel is Legend (forthcoming from Talonbooks). His debut novel, Chase and Haven (Coach House Books, 2009), was a shortlisted nominee for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2008 and won the ReLit Award for fiction in 2009. His poetry collection Wore Down Trust (Pedlar Press, 2011) won the Archibald Lampman Award in 2012. He has been published in many Canadian literary magazines, including Arc, Descant, Branch, Dragnet, The Antigonish Review, Event, Queens Quarterly, and The Fiddlehead, and has served as an adjudicator for the Ontario Arts Council, Ottawa Book Awards, Carleton University, and This Magazine.

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Praise for Blouin’s previous novel, Chase and Haven:

“[Blouin] creates vivid images using a storytelling format that bounces readers from one seemingly random memory to another … each recollection revealed in the author’s beautifully lean and powerful voice.”
Ottawa Citizen

“With deftness and self-assurance, Michael Blouin has built an undeniable world in Chase and Haven. His crisp, Gowdy-like prose and cutting observations compel. Blouin knows what goes on inside of people, and between them – what is said, and what is unsaid. He is a storyteller to watch.”
—Emily Schultz, author of Joyland and Heaven Is Small

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