John Steffler was born in Toronto in 1947, and grew up in a rural area near Thornhill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph. In 1975, he moved to Newfoundland and began teaching at Memorial University's Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. He is currently writer-in-residence at Concordia University.
Norma Epstein Award for Creative Writing, 1970, 1971.
Governor General's Award for Fiction, finalist, 1992.
SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award, 1992.
Commonwealth Prize, short list, best first book,1993.
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, 1993.
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year Award, 1993.
Joseph S. Stauffer Prize, 1992.
An Explanation of Yellow. (Borealis Press, 1980).
The Grey Islands. (McClelland & Stewart, 1985).
Flights of Magic. (Press Porcépic/Beach Holme Publishers, 1987).
The Wreckage of Play. (McClelland & Stewart, 1988).
The Afterlife of George Cartwright (novel). (McClelland & Stewart, 1992).
That Night We Were Ravenous. (McClelland & Stewart, 1998).
The Atlantic Anthology, Volume II. (Ragweed Press, 1985).
From the Country. (Garden Press, 1991).
Wild on the Crest. (Jeroboam Books, 1995).
Books in Print
The Grey Island (Brick Books, 2000) ISBN: 1 8940 7813 6
That Night We Were Ravenous (McClelland & Stewart, 1998) ISBN: 0-7710-8235-5.
The Afterlife of George Cartwright (novel). (McClelland & Stewart, 1992) $16.99 ISBN: 0-7710-8244-4.
The Wreckage of Play ( McClelland & Stewart, 1988) $9.95 ISBN: 0-7710-8243-6.
John Steffler, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, University Dr, Corner Brook NF A2H 6PG, (709) 637-6214