Typewriter Lessons

- Gary Barwin


Gary Barwin is a writer, performer and multimedia artist and the author of 29 books including Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award and The Most Charming Creatures, his most recent poetry collection.

His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates won the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was long listed for Canada Reads. His music, visuals and videos have been published and presented internationally. Born in Northern Ireland of South African parents of Ashkenazi descent, he currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at garybarwin.com

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