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Gerard
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Gerard Collins is a writer and teacher whose fiction has appeared in various journals and won a handful of literary prizes, including the 2012 Ches Crosbie Barristers / Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Fiction and the Percy Janes First Novel Award.

He was born in Bond’s Path, Placentia, Newfoundland and has lived most of his adult life in St. John’s. For many years, he was, alternately, a guy with a shovel, an agricultural inspector, a printer, newspaper reporter, high school English teacher, substitute teacher, tutor, vagabond, musician, songwriter, grad student, and TV background actor.

Gerard has a Ph.D. in American literature (MUN), with a specialization in ghost fictions, and an M.A. from Acadia University, with a thesis on the Gothic work of Edgar Allan Poe. For over a decade, he has been teaching English Language and Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland while writing short stories. Finton Moon is his first novel.

Gerard Collins is a writer and teacher whose fiction has appeared in various journals and won a handful of literary prizes, including the 2012 Ches Crosbie Barristers / Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Fiction and the Percy Janes First Novel Award.

He was born in Bond’s Path, Placentia, Newfoundland and has lived most of his adult life in St. John’s. For many years, he was, alternately, a guy with a shovel, an agricultural inspector, a printer, newspaper reporter, high school English teacher, substitute teacher, tutor, vagabond, musician, songwriter, grad student, and TV background actor.

Gerard has a Ph.D. in American literature (MUN), with a specialization in ghost fictions, and an M.A. from Acadia University, with a thesis on the Gothic work of Edgar Allan Poe. For over a decade, he has been teaching English Language and Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland while writing short stories. Finton Moon is his first novel.

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