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Author of Fabrizio's Return

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Mark Frutkin (born January 2, 1948) is a Canadian novelist and poet. He has published seven books of fiction and three books of poetry, as well as a work of non-fiction. In 2007, his novel, Fabrizio's Return, won the Trillium Prize for Best Book in Ontario[1] and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,[2] and was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean region).[3] In 1988, his novel, Atmospheres Apollinaire, was short-listed for a Governor General's Award and was also short-listed for the Trillium Award, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award.

Frutkin went to Canada in 1970 as a draft resister during the Vietnam War after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in Chicago, USA. In 1967-68 he studied at Loyola University in Rome, Italy. From 1970-80, he lived in a log cabin with no electricity or running water near Wolf Lake, Quebec. Since 1980, he has lived in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, Faith, and son, Elliot.

As a journalist and critic he has written articles and reviews for The Globe & Mail, Harper's, the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Amazon.com/ca, Ottawa Magazine and other publications. His poetry and fiction have been published in numerous Canadian and foreign journals including Canadian Fiction Magazine, Descant, and Prism International.
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