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Author Information: George Elliott



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George Elliott was born in London, Ontario, in 1923. He attended the University of Toronto, where he edited the student newspaper, The Varsity. When the Second World War broke out, his poor eyesight prevented his military service and he became editor of the Strathroy Age-Dispatch while acting as Strathroy correspondent for the London Free Press. He later became a reporter and city editor with the Timmins Daily Press, and local correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star. His career in journalism preceded an even more successful career as an advertising executive.

In 1962, he published his first work of fiction, The Kissing Man. He uses the southwestern Ontario world of his childhood as the setting of eleven connected short stories that examine the continuing communal traditions among three generations of characters.

George Elliott died in Île d’Orléans, Quebec, in 1996.


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