Since his first monograph, Patterns of Isolation from McClelland & Stewart in 1974, he has published over thirty books ranging from literary criticism to critical theory, all with an emphasis on Canadian literature, as well as postmodern metafiction and murder mysteries, including the Quin and Morgan series, with the Lindstrom trilogy forthcoming. He was born in Blair, Ontario, and has lectured from Greenland to the Canary Islands, the UK and Ireland to Austria, Germany, and Japan. Over the years he received many grants from the Ontario Arts Counil, the Canada Council., and SSHRC. He is married to Beverley Haun and lives in Peterborough, Ontario, where they are perpetually restoring a very old stone farmhouse while both continue to write: he, mostly mysteries and she, in her areas of cultural theory.
PhD, University of New Brunswick
MPhil, University of Waterloo
MA, University of Western Ontario
BA, Huron College