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Name: Guy Vanderhaeghe  
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Date of Birth: 5th April 1951
Place of Birth: Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada
Profession: Writer
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Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe (born April 5, 1951) is a Canadian fiction author from Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. He is the author of four novels, My Present Age (1984), Homesick (1989), The Englishman's Boy (1996) and The Last Crossing (2001). The Last Crossing is a long-time national bestseller and winner of the Saskatoon Book Award, the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Fiction and for Book of the Year, and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year.

He is also the author of three collections of short stories, Man Descending (1982), winner of the Governor General's Award and the Faber Prize in the U.K., The Trouble With Heroes (1983), and Things As They Are? (1992).

In 2003, he was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

The 2004 edition of Canada Reads selected Vanderhaeghe's The Last Crossing as the book that should be read by all Canadians.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with great distinction in 1971, High Honours in History in 1972 and Master of Arts in History in 1975, all from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1978 he received his Bachelor of Education with great distinction from the University of Regina. In 1973 he was Research Officer, Institute for Northern Studie, University of Saskatchewan and from 1974-7, Archival and Library Assistant at the University of Saskatchewan. From 1975-77 he was a freelance writer and editor and in 1978-79 he taught English and history at Herbert High School in Herbert. In 1983-84 he was Writer-in-residence with the Saskatoon Public Library and in 1985 Writer-in-residence, University of Ottawa. He has been a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa (1985-86); Faculty member of the Writing Program of the Banff Centre for the Arts (1990-91); Faculty member in charge of senior fiction students in the SAGE Hills Creative Writing Program (1992). Vanderhaeghe lives with his wife in Saskatoon, where he is a visiting professor of English at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan (1993-current).

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