Competition: US & Canada
Tim Bowling has published seven poetry collections, including Low Water Slack; Dying Scarlet (winner of the 1998 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for poetry); Darkness and Silence (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry): The Witness Ghost; and The Memory Orchard (both nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award). He is also the author of three novels, Downriver Drift (Harbor), The Paperboy’s Winter (Penguin), and The Bone Sharps (Gaspereau Press). His first book of nonfiction, The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory of the Death of Wild Culture (Nightwood Editions), was shortlisted for three literary awards: The Writers’ Trust Nereus Non-Fiction Award, the BC Book Prizes’ Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the Alberta Literary Awards’ Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction. The Lost Coast was also chosen as a 2008 Kiriyama Prize "Notable Book". Mr. Bowling is the recipient of the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Award, and the Orillia International Poetry Prize. Most recently, Mr. Bowling was honored with the alberta Book Award for nonfiction. A native of the West Coast, he now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.