Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Michael Winter graduated from Newfoundland's Memorial University, in 1986 with a BA in economic geography. Over the following years, however, he followed a different calling: writing stories; establishing the Burning Rock Collective in St. John’s (with Ramona Dearing and Lisa Moore); and editing for eight years the literary journal Tickle Ace. Winter’s first book of stories, Creaking in Their Skins, was published in 1994 by Quarry Press. In 1999, Pocupine's Quill published Winter's second fiction collection, One Last Good Look. That same year, Winter moved to Toronto, where he subsequently published two novels with Anansi: This All Happened (2000) and The Big Why (2004). His most recent novel, The Architects are Here (2007) was published by Penguin.