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Richard Scarsbrook

Richard Scarsbrook is the award-winning author of ten books: the novels Cheeseburger Subversive, Featherless Bipeds, The Monkeyface Chronicles, Nothing Man and The Purple Zero, The Indifference League, Rockets Versus Gravity, and The Troupers, the short story collection Destiny’s Telescope, and the poetry books Six Weeks and Apocalypse One Hundred. He has also published nearly one hundred short stories and poems in anthologies, magazines, and journals. 

Richard won the 2011 White Pine Award, his books have been finalists for the CLA YA Book of the Year, the Stellar Book Prize, and the ReLit Award, and he has won numerous prizes for his poems and stories.  

Richard has served as Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library, the Richmond Hill Public Library, the Toronto District School Board, and the Orangeville Public Library. He is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, and dozens of his students have gone on to publish work developed in his creative writing courses and workshops. 

Richard's tenth book, The Troupers, was published by Cormorant in Fall 2021, and several new books are currently in the publishing pipeline.

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Richard Scarsbrook