James-French, Dayv

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James-French, Dayv

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1953-1916

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David James French (now Dayv James-French) was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island on August 18, 1953 and died in Toronto on September 1, 2016. He obtained his bachelor of arts in Religion (1979) from Carleton University and in Creative Writing (1980) from the University of Victoria. James-French was a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and was the recipient of several awards, including the Canada Council of Explorations Grant (1982), Nepean Public Library Short Story Award (1989), and the Ontario Arts Council Works-in-Progress Grant (1991). James-French was published several times in the Antioch Review: “Domestic Order” (The Merry Chase: Juggling Words and Other Fictions, vol. 43, no. 1, 1985); “Heaven Full of Astronauts” (All Fiction Issue, vol. 45, no. 2, 1987); and “Cows” (Changing Fashions in Baseball, vol. 46, no. 3, 1998). His poems were published in Canada, the USA, England, and Australia. His publications include Victims of Gravity (1990) and What Else is a Heart For (revised as The Afternoon of Day Five, 2006).

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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