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Trevor Ferguson , a.k.a John Farrow, (born 11 Nov 1947) is a Canadian novelist who lives in [Hudson, Quebec. He is the author of nine novels and four plays. He has been called Canada's best novelist both in Books in Canada and the Toronto Star.

Born in Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario in 1947, he was raised in Montreal from the age of three. In his mid-teens, he gravitated towards Canada's northwest where he worked on railway gangs, and also began to write, working at night in the bunkhouses.

In his early twenties, he travelled and worked throughout Europe and the United States before returning to Montreal to write. He settled into driving a taxi by night and writing by day until the publication of his first novel, High Water Chants, in 1977, which Dennis Lee called one of the best in the language. His second novel, Onyx John, in 1985, received (arguably) the highest critical acclaim in the history of Canadian literature. Leon Rooke called it one of the five best novels of the twentieth century. Sixteen years later, the novel would become a bestseller in France. Indeed, his work is highly regarded in France, where he's often cited as being one of the world's pre-eminent writers.

Extraordinary praise also awaited the publication of his third novel, The Kinkajou. The Timekeeper won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction and is currently being developed for film. A ninth novel, The Earth in its Devotion, is forthcoming soon.

City of Ice, written under the penname John Farrow, has been published in 17 countries and the film option sold. The Vancouver Sun called the book the best ever produced in Canada in genre fiction. The second in the series, Ice Lake, caused the New York library journal Booklist to claim that the series is among the very best in crime fiction today.

In 2002, Trevor Ferguson's first play, Long, Long, Short, Long was produced by infinitheatre (directed Guy Sprung) in Montreal and has become the first English play in history to be nominated by l'académie québécoise du theatre for a Masque award for best text. It returned to the stage in French in the fall of 2005, at Place des Arts in Montreal, and was seen by more than 20,000 people. His second play, Beach House, Burnt Sienna, was chosen to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Village Theatre West in Hudson in 2002. Co-produced with infinitheatre (dir. Guy Sprung), it enjoyed a highly successful run. A third play, Barnacle Wood, was produced in Montreal, also by infinitheatre, in March 2004. His fourth play, Zarathustra Said Some Things, No? opens with the Bridge Theatre Company at Studio 54 in New York City, in April, 2006.

Trevor Ferguson is a Past-Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada. He has been a Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta, an invité d'honneur at the Salon des Livres in Montreal, and he was among the Quebec authors invited as special guests of the Paris Book Fair in 1999. In 2002, he was one of the few Canadian writers invited to the Festival of the Americas in Paris. Also in 2002, he served on the faculty of the May Writers’ Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He frequently teaches creative writing at Concordia University, and resides in Montreal.

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Total Books: 14
The River Burns
2015 - The River Burns (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781476726380
ISBN-10: 1476726388
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

La Vie Aventureuse D'UN Drole De Moineau
2007 - La VIe Aventureuse D'un Drole De Moineau [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782290353462
ISBN-10: 2290353469
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Onyx John
2001 - Onyx John (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782842612634
ISBN-10: 2842612639

La Ligne de feu
2000 - La Ligne De Feu (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782842612160
ISBN-10: 2842612167

Ligne de feu
1998 - Ligne De Feu [La] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782890241268
ISBN-10: 2890241262

The Fire Line
1996 - The Fire Line (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006480877
ISBN-10: 000648087X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

High Water Chants
1996 - High Water Chants (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006480792
ISBN-10: 0006480799
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Onyx John
1988 - Onyx John (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780771031274
ISBN-10: 0771031270

The True Life Adventures of Sparrow Drinkwater
The True Life Adventures of Sparrow Drinkwater (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780002238915
ISBN-10: 0002238918

The Timekeeper A Novel
The Timekeeper a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006481126
ISBN-10: 0006481124

High water chants A novel
High Water Chants a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780770515683
ISBN-10: 0770515681

Kinkajou (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780771031281
ISBN-10: 0771031289

The kinkajou
The Kinkajou (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780771599163
ISBN-10: 0771599161

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