Douglas Glover is an itinerant Canadian, author of five story collections and four novels, including the critically acclaimed The Life and Times of Captain N. (Knopf) which was hailed as one of the best books of 1993 by The Chicago Tribune and his essay collection, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son (1999, Oberon Press, ISBN 0778011348HC). Glover's short story book, A Guide to Animal Behavior (1991, Goose Lane Editions, Canada, ISBN 0-86492-136-5), was nominated for the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious literary prize. 16 Categories of Desire (2000, Goose Lane Editions, Canada, ISBN 0-86492-314-7) was named one of the best books of 2000 by the Toronto Star. Glover's most recent books include a volume of selected stories called Bad News of the Heart (2003) and a novel, Elle (2003, Goose Lane Editions, ISBN 0-86492-315-5). His stories have been frequently anthologized, notably in Best American Short Stories, Best Canadian Stories and The New Oxford Book of Canadian Stories. His criticism has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe Books, and The Los Angeles Times.
He has been editor of the annual Best Canadian Stories since 1997. Glover has been associated with the New York State Writers Institute by leading workshops during the fall semesters of 1992-94, with the The New York State Summer Writers Institute, 1994-2000, and also as host of The BookShow (1994-95), a PBS radio program the Writers Institute coproduced with WAMC. He is currently a member of the faculty of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program. He lives just outside Saratoga Springs, New York.
Congratulations on his nomination for the 2005 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!
Books by Douglas Glover
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