Joseph Kertes


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Joseph Kertes was born in Hungary (1951) but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956.

He studied English at York University and the University of Toronto, where he was encouraged in his writing by Irving Layton and Marshall McLuhan.

Kertes founded Humber College's distinguished creative writing and comedy programs. He is currently Humber's Dean of Creative and Performing Arts and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and innovation.

His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Boardwalk, his second novel, and two children's books, The Gift and The Red Corduroy Shirt, met with critical acclaim.

His novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian National Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewi
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Average rating: 3.4 · 955 ratings · 153 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Afterlife of Stars

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Gratitude

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Winter Tulips

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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The Gift

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The Best Canadian Essays 2016

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Boardwalk

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Red Corduroy Shirt

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