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JAMES KING, who has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, enjoys a distinguished career as an academic and a popular writer of both non-fiction and fiction. In 1991, he was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award for The Last Modern: A Life of Herbert Read. In 1996, he published his acclaimed biography Virginia Woolf. The Life of Margaret Laurence was a finalist for the 1997 CBA Non-Fiction Book of the Year and became a national bestseller. His last biography, Jack, A Life with Writers, received rave reviews. James King lives in Hamilton with his wife.

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