Jon Redfern

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Jon Redfern was born in Alberta. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and has taught there and at York University, Centennial College, and the Siena-Toronto Centre in Italy. Redfern has also worked as a freelance journalist and story editor for the CBC. He lives in Toronto.

Awards:
Arthur Ellis Award
◊ Best First Novel (2002): The Boy Must Die
◊ Best Novel (2008): Trumpets Sound No More
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Write about what you know. So say the writing teachers. I say write about what interests you, what charms you, what makes you care. That way you can tap into more honestly what you 'know.'

I like writing stories. I like fiction. It allows me a lot of room. But it makes you work hard. You can never forget your audience. Locate the story, make your characters readable by having clear motivations and Read more of this blog post »
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