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Cyril Dabydeen

Cyril Dabydeen

Canada, Guyana


Cyril Dabydeen, born in Guyana, teaches Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa, and is a former Poet Laureate of Ottawa (1984-87). He has been a finalist four times for Canada’s Archibald Lampman Poetry Prize, as well as for the Guyana Prize, which he won for best book of fiction in 2007 (for Drums of My Flesh). He received the City of Ottawa’s first award for Writing and Publishing, and a Certificate of Merit, Government of Canada (l988) for his contribution to the arts.


2007 Guyana Prize for Caribbean LiteratureGuyana Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2013, 2013 Adult’s Festival Participant
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