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Paul Quarrington


B: July 22, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario
D: January 21, 2010 in Toronto Ontario

Paul Quarrington was a musician, acclaimed non-fiction writer and novelist, and an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. His most recent novel The Ravine, published in 2008 was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; his previous novel, Galveston was short-listed for the Giller. Quarrington won the Stephen Leacock Medal for King Leary, a title that also won the 2008 Canada Reads competition. Whale Music won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was one of several of his novels adapted as a feature film. His screenplays and story editing won many awards, most recently the CFPTA Indie Award for Comedy for the series Moose TV. In May 2009, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He died at his home in Toronto.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Perfectly Normal (1991)
Giant Steps (1992)
Whale Music (1994)
Camilla (1994)

A Man’s Life (2001)
Men with Brooms (Story, 2002)
Pavane (2008)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Due South (1996, 1997)
Power Play (1998)

Tom Stone (2002)
1-800-Missing (2003)
Chilly Beach (2003)
Moose TV (2007)

Credits as a Director:
A Man`s Life (2001)
Pavane (2008)

Whale Music, movie poster