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Smith RussellRussell Smith was born in South Africa and raised in Halifax. His first novel, How Insensitive, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Young Men, a short-story collection, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, as was his novel Muriella Pent. He works regularly with the CBC and writes for the Globe and Mail. He lives in Toronto.

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Russell’s Books:



Biblioasis, Canada, Spring 2015

Interview on CBC The Next Chapter, May 2015

Girl Crazy

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HarperCollins Canada, April 2010

Film option: House of Films and New Real Films

Men’s Style

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McClelland & Stewart, Canada, Fall 2005

Thomas Dunne Books, US, April 2007

Muriella Pent

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Doubleday Canada, April 2004

Chosen as’s #1 fiction pick of 2004

Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award

Shortlisted for The Roger’s Writer’s Trust Award

A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2004

A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2004

A Toronto Star Best Book of 2004

Longlisted for the International Impac Literary Award