news | Thursday June 7, 2018

David McFadden (1940–2018)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of David McFadden, a well-renowned and beloved Canadian poet who published over three dozen volumes of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. David passed away on Wednesday, June 6, aged 77. We offer condolences to his family and his many friends and admirers.

David was deeply involved with publishers and magazines across Canada during his decades-long career. He published four books with Talonbooks between 1987 and 2002, including Five Star Planet, Great Lakes Suite, There’ll Be Another, and Gypsy Guitar. David was a three-time Governor General’s Award nominee: Gypsy Guitar received a 1988 nomination, alongside The Art of Darkness (McClelland & Stewart) in 1984, and Be Calm, Honey (Mansfield Press) in 2009. David won the Griffin Prize for Poetry for What’s the Score? (Mansfield Press) in 2013 and was shortlisted in 2008 for Why Are You So Sad? (Insomniac Press).

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