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Matthew ("Matt") Cohen, pseud. Teddy Jam (30 December 1942 - 2 December 1999) was a Canadian writer.

Cohen was born in Kingston, Ontario and grew up in Ottawa. He studied political economy at the University of Toronto, and taught political philosophy and religion at McMaster University in the late 1960s before publishing his first novel, Korsoniloff, in 1969.

His greatest popular success as a writer was his final novel, Elizabeth and After, which won the 1999 Governor General's Award for English-language Fiction only a few weeks before his death. He had been nominated twice previously, but had not won, in 1979 for The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone and in 1997 for Last Seen.

A founding member of the Writers' Union of Canada, he served on the executive board for many years and as president in 1986. During his presidency the Writer's Union was finally able to persuade the government of Canada to form a commission and establish a Public Lending Right program. He also served on the Toronto Arts Council as chair of the Literary Division and was able to obtain increased funding for writers. In recognition of this work he was awarded a Toronto Arts Award and the Harbourfront Prize.

Cohen died after a battle with lung cancer. A Canadian literary award, the Matt Cohen Prize - In Celebration of a Writing Life, is presented in Cohen's memory by the Writer's Trust of Canada.

He also published a number of children's books under the pseudonym Teddy Jam. Cohen's authorship of the Teddy Jam books was not revealed until after his death. The Fishing Summer was also nominated for a Governor General's Award for children's literature in 1997, making Cohen one of the few writers ever to be nominated for Governor General's Awards in two different categories in the same year.

A film adaptation of his 1990 novel Emotional Arithmetic has been produced by Triptych films starring Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon. It was the closing Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007.

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Total Books: 72
The Networked Wilderness Communicating in Early New England
2009 - The Networked Wilderness Communicating in Early New England (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780816660971
ISBN-10: 0816660972
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Emotional Arithmetic
2008 - Emotional Arithmetic (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781552639009
ISBN-10: 1552639002
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Le Mdecin de Tolde
2002 - Le Mdecin De Tolde (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782859407834
ISBN-10: 2859407839
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Typing
2001 - Typing (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679311249
ISBN-10: 0679311246
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Elizabeth and After  A Novel
2001 - Elizabeth and After a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312276959
ISBN-10: 0312276958
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Elisabeth Et Apres
2000 - Elisabeth Et Apres (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782859406776
ISBN-10: 2859406778
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Typing A Life in Twenty-Six Keys
2000 - Typing a Life in Twenty-six Keys (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679310501
ISBN-10: 0679310509
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Elizabeth and After
2000 - Elizabeth and After (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312261511
ISBN-10: 0312261519
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Elizabeth and After
2000 - Elizabeth and After (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780676972573
ISBN-10: 0676972578
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone
2000 - The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780676973471
ISBN-10: 0676973477
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cafe le Dog
1999 - Cafe Le Dog [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782894061619
ISBN-10: 2894061617
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Der Buchhndler
1999 - Der Buchhndler (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442722143
ISBN-10: 3442722144
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Last Seen
1997 - Last Seen (Paperback)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780676970814
ISBN-10: 0676970818
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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BOOKSELLER The
1997 - Bookseller The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780676970968
ISBN-10: 0676970966
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lives of the Mind Slave Selected Stories
1994 - Lives of the Mind Slave Selected Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889841390
ISBN-10: 088984139X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Intimate Strangers New Stories from Quebec
1987 - Intimate Strangers New Stories From Quebec [Penguin Short Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140079586
ISBN-10: 0140079580
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Nadine
1987 - Nadine (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517565605
ISBN-10: 0517565609
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Colours of War
1987 - The Colours of War [The Salem Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140093025
ISBN-10: 0140093028
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The Disinherited
1987 - The Disinherited [The Salem Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140093032
ISBN-10: 0140093036
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The Spanish Doctor
1986 - The Spanish Doctor (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140077100
ISBN-10: 0140077103
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Life on This Planet and Other Stories
1985 - Life on This Planet and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780825303135
ISBN-10: 0825303133
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1982 - The Expatriate Collected Short Stories [Anthropology of the North: Translations from Russian Sources] (Hardcover)
1979 - Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone [New Canadian Library] (Paperback)Paperback
Soup of the Day [Watch me read] (Other)