Fiction Instructor: Michael Winter
Michael Winter was born in England but has spent most of his life in Newfoundland. While growing up in Corner Brook, he tried his hand at a diverse cross-section of occupations including: paperboy, trap-shoot operator, and city planner. Writing won out. He published two collections of short stories, Creaking in Their Skins, and One Last Good Look. His debut novel, This All Happened, was nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won the Winterset Award. Nominated for the Atlantic Book Awards’ Thomas Raddall Fiction Prize and Ontario’s Trillium Book Award, his second novel, The Big Why, is a historical work that details the American painter Rockwell Kent’s time in Brigus, Newfoundland. Recent books include: The Architects are Here, and The Death of Donna Whalen, a documentary fiction based on a murder that occurred in St. John's, Minister Without PortfolioI, and Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead. Winter currently splits his time between St. John’s and Toronto.