McWhirter, George

George McWhirter

Ronsdale books by George McWhirter:

  1. The Anachronicles

George McWhirter is the author and translator of 25 books. His Catalan Poems shared the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1972 with Chinua Achebe. He has translated two Mexican poets, Gabriel Zaid and Homero Aridjis, and has also won the F.R. Scott Prize for Translation with The Selected Poems of José Emilio Pacheco.

For Cage, his novel set in Tetelcingo, he was awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Ovid in Saskatchewan, an earlier anachronicle, was awarded the Canadian Poetry Chapbook prize by the League of Canadian Poets in 1998. In 2008, he served as Vancouver’s inaugural Poet Laureate.