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Peter Such was born in England and came as a youngster to Canada in 1953. He worked loading freightcars for the Canadian National Railways and in uranium mines, Elliot Lake. He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto and was a working class member of "the group that revitalized Canadian Literature in the '70s...no one in Canadian Literature is as eclectic as Peter Such." (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature) He has written tv series, film documentary, drama, opera librettos, academic works, poetry, short stories, nonfiction and novels. He is a founding member of The Writers' Union of Canada and founding vice-president of CMPA. He is also a founder/publisher of Impulse magazine and a former editor of Books in Canada. He has been a writer-in-residence at U. of T. (Erindale) and instituted the first Can. Lit. courses offered at Ryerson, U. of T., and York University, where he founded the Centre for Distance Learning and Teaching Technology. He is an international lecturer and consultant on Canadian Studies and Internet Learning. He is married to artist Joyce Kline. After many years of working in other genres he is currently completing a new novel, Forevering, while living in Finland, courtesy award from Finnish Academy.
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