Lewis Desoto

Author of A Blade of Grass

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Lewis DeSoto was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to a family that arrived from Europe in the eighteenth century.He emigrated with his family to Canada in the 1960s, where he attended UBC and was awarded a Masters degree in Fine Art. He has exhibited paintings in public and private galleries across Canada. DeSoto's short stories and essays have been published in numerous journals and he was awarded the Writers Union Short Prose Award. The former editor of the Literary Review of Canada, DeSoto is married to the artist Gunilla Josephson and divides his time between Toronto and Normandy.
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