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Roy MacSkimming is a Canadian novelist, non-fiction writer and cultural policy consultant.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto, MacSkimming broke into book publishing in 1964 at Clarke, Irwin and later co-founded New Press, one of Canada’s leading small presses of the 1970s. He has been books editor and literary columnist at The Toronto Star, and has contributed to a number of newspapers and periodicals, including The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's and Saturday Night. MacSkimming has served as publishing officer with the Canada Council for the Arts, and policy director of the Association of Canadian Publishers.

MacSkimming has written two novels with European settings: Formentera (1973), set in the Balearic Islands, and Out of Love (1993), set in Athens and Crete. He has also written Gordie: A Hockey Legend (1994), an unauthorized biography of Gordie Howe; and Cold War (1996), a reassessment of the 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series.

MacSkimming draws on his professional lifetime in and around the publishing industry in The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada's Writers (2003). The title was nominated for the National Business Book Award, and was a Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year. It was reissued by McClelland & Stewart in an updated paperback edition in 2007.

MacSkimming's third novel, Macdonald, based on the final days of Canada’s founding prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald, was published in September 2007.

MacSkimming lives near Perth, Ontario.

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Total Books: 17
The Perilous Trade Book Publishing in Canada 1946-2006
2007 - The Perilous Trade Book Publishing in Canada 1946-2006 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780771054945
ISBN-10: 0771054947
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On Your Own Again The Down-to-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting on with Your Life
The Perilous Trade Publishing Canada's Writers
2003 - The Perilous Trade Publishing Canada's Writers (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771054938
ISBN-10: 0771054939
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Gordie A Hockey Legend
2003 - Gordie a Hockey Legend (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550547191
ISBN-10: 1550547194
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Cold War
1997 - Cold War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781771000604
ISBN-10: 1771000600
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Gordie A Hockey Legend An Unauthorized Biography of Gordie Howe
1995 - Gordie a Hockey Legend an Unauthorized Biography of Gordie Howe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550544558
ISBN-10: 1550544551
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Gordie A Hockey Legend
1994 - Gordie a Hockey Legend (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781550541595
ISBN-10: 1550541595
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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On Your Own Again
1992 - On Your Own Again (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771007507
ISBN-10: 0771007507
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
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On Your Own Again The Down-To-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting on With Your Life
Macdonald a Novel
Macdonald a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780887623059
ISBN-10: 0887623050
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Laurier in Love
Laurier in Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780887626142
ISBN-10: 0887626149
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Formentera
Formentera (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780887701504
ISBN-10: 0887701507
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Out of Love
Out of Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780920953884
ISBN-10: 0920953883
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Cold War  The Amazing Canada-Soviet Hockey Series of 1972
Cold War the Amazing Canada-soviet Hockey Series of 1972 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781550544732
ISBN-10: 155054473X
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Cold War The Amazing Canada-Soviet Hockey Series of 1972
Cold War the Amazing Canada-soviet Hockey Series of 1972 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550545821
ISBN-10: 1550545825
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Perilous Trade
The Perilous Trade (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781551990736
ISBN-10: 1551990733
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