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David Manicom


David Manicom was born in Ingersoll, Ontario and lived there until he attended the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal. He has also lived in Aylmer, Quebec, Moscow, Islamabad, Beijing, Geneva, and New Delhi.

He has contributed to numerous publications, including Rubicon, AWOL, Words Apart and Quarry. Manicom’s The Burning Eaves (2003) was a finalist for the 2004 Governor General’s Awards for English Language Poetry, while Progeny of Ghosts (1998) won the Quebec Writer’s Federation prize for non-fiction and was short-listed for the National Writer’s Trust Viacom award for non-fiction.

He currently serves as the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Books by David Manicom

Desert-rose_butterfly-storm Desert Rose, Butterfly Storm

Anna Anna's Shadow

0889822220 School at Chartres, The

Progeny Progeny of Ghosts

Oldergraces Older Graces, The

Theology of Swallows

39 Ice In Dark Water



July 19, 1960

Ingersoll, Ontario