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Memorable Manitobans: Birk Ernest Sproxton (1943-2007)

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Birk Sproxton
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Writer.

Born at Flin Flon on 12 August 1943, he obtained BA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Manitoba. He spent 31 years as a creative writing instructor at Red Deer College in Alberta. His 2005 book Phantom Lake: North of 54 earned the Margaret McWilliams Local History Award for excellence in the study and interpretation of Manitoba history. He also earned the $25,000 Grant MacEwan Alberta Author Award with Phantom Lake. He died at Red Deer, Alberta on 14 March 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2007

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2014

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