Alden Nowlan (January 25, 1933 – June 27, 1983) was a poet born in Stanley, Nova Scotia, near Windsor. He discovered the library at age 16, when he was working at a saw mill, and began to read and write although education was frowned upon in his family. At age 19, he took a job at Observer, a newspaper outlet in New Brunswick, and soon began writing and publishing poetry.
Bread, Wine and Salt Governor General's Award for English Poetry (1967) Guggenheim Fellowship (1967) Canada Council Special Award (1968) President's Medal for Short Fiction, University of Western Ontario (1970, 1972) Silver Medal for Poetry, The Canadian Authors Association (1977) Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1978)
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