About the Author

Jack Winter


Born in Canada, Jack Winter attended McGill University followed by the University of Toronto for a PhD in English literature. He has since held many university teaching positions across Canada in English literature, modern theatre, and creative writing.

From 1961 to 1967 Winter was resident playwright at Toronto Workshop Productions (Toronto, Ontario), where he wrote five stage plays: Before Compiègne, The Mechanic, The Death of Woyzeck, Hey Rube! and The Golem of Venice.

During his second tenure (1974–76) as resident playwright at Toronto Workshop Productions, he wrote four more stage plays: Letters from the Earth, Ten Lost Years, You Can’t Get Here from There, and Summer Seventy-Six (or Olympics ‘76).

His many awards and recognition for his work include the Toronto Telegram Theatre Award for the Best New Canadian Play, Canadian Film Award (Genie) for Best Documentary Film, Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject, Visiting Writer’s Fellowship of the Eastern Arts Association, and Arts Council of Great Britain Creative Writing Fellowship.