George Bowering is a veteran poet and fiction writer. He has won a Governor-General's Award in poetry and another in fiction. He has won the Canadian Author's Association award in poetry, and the bpnichol Prize for chapbooks. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, and of the Order of British Columbia. He has honorary degrees from UWO and UBC. He was the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. His most recent book of poetry is My Darling Nellie Grey (Talonbooks, 2010), his most recent book of short fiction is The Box (New Star, 2009), and his latest novel (forthcoming) is was Pinboy (Cormorant).