George McWhirter

Life
1939- ; b. Belfast; ed Grosvenor High School, QUB and Univ. of British Columbia; resided in Spain, 1965-66; moved to Canada; Professor and head of Creative Writing Dept. in Univ. BCol., teaches literary translation; Catalan Poems (Oberon 1972), shared Commonwealth Poetry Prize with Chinus Achebe’s Cry, Soul Brother (1972); a novel, Cage (Oberon 1987), won Ethel Wilson Poetry Prize; also trans. The Selected Poems of José Emilio Pacheco (New Directions 1987), won F R Scott Prize for Translation [League of Canadian Poets with Scott Foundation]; 11 boxes of McWhirter’s papers are held in the Library of British Columbia.

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References
Blackstaff Short Stories 2 (1991) incls. ‘A Bad Day to be Winning’ [source not given].

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