CRAIG FRANCIS POWER
Craig Francis Power is an artist, writer and “musician” from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first novel, Blood Relatives (Pedlar Press 2010) won the Percy Janes First Novel Award, the Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, the ReLit Award, and was short-listed for the BMO Winterset Award. The Toronto Star describes his second novel, The. Hope. (Pedlar Press 2016) as “…a riotous compendium of style, tone, subject-matter and technique…funny, furious, and flat-out weird,” while The Overcast’s Chad Pelley says: “This is a book of rare verve and innovation.” His third novel SKEET LOVE, forthcoming from Breakwater Books in June 2017, has been compared to the work of Irvine Welsh and Martin Amis. His hooked rugs, installations and videos have shown widely across Canada and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, he was nominated for the Sobey Art Award, which recognizes the work of Canadian artists under forty. He also “sings” and “plays keyboard” for St. John’s electro-punk outfit, Cafeteria.
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