Bio

Terry Rigelhof is a Contributing Reviewer to The Globe and Mail's Books section, an occasional contributor to Dooneys Café and CNQ, and the author of nine books – the forthcoming Hooked on Canadian Books: The Good, the Better, and the Best Canadian Novels Since 1984 (Cormorant Books, Spring 2010), a book of essays on writing in Canada, This is Our Writing (Porcupine's Quill), two novels, a novella, a collection of short stories, a brief biography, George Grant: Redefining Canada (Editions XYZ for the Quest Library where he is also a member of the Editorial board), and two volumes of memoir, the second of which is Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief (Goose Lane Editions). Two of his books of fiction have been translated into French by Ivan Steenhout and published by Les éditions de la Pleine Lune. Les éditions de la Pleine Lune has also published Dérives du Sacré, a translation of Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief.

Terry was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and studied at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Ottawa, and McMaster University. He has called Westmount, Quebec home since 1973. Recently retired from a long career as a Humanities teacher at Dawson College, he writes full time and is currently at work on a book about the Calgary-born, Winnipeg-reared, Montreal artist Philip Surrey and his mileau that draws from memories, conversations, interviews, and papers deposited in the National Archive and is supported by grants from the Canada Council, one in association with the Department of Canadian Heritage (IPOLC).

He has served as a juror for the Governor General's Literary Awards, the QSPELL Literary Awards, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Alberta Book Awards, the Books in Canada/Amazon First Novel Award and the Danuta Gleed Literary Prize.