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Leon Rooke

An energetic and prolific storyteller, Leon Rooke's writing is characterized by inventive language, experimental form and an extreme range of characters with distinctive voices. He has written a number of plays for radio and stage and produced numerous collections of short stories. It is his novels, however, that have received the most critical acclaim. "Fat Woman" (1980) was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and won the Paperback Novel of the Year Award. "Shakespeare's Dog" won the...See more