Canada | 2002
Dennis Bock born in 1964 on the north shore of Lake Ontario and brought up in Oakville, just west of Toronto. He attended the University of Western Ontario, and took one year off during that time to live in Spain, returning to Madrid in 1989 for five years after graduating with an honours degree in English and Philosophy. In Madrid he began writing his collection of connected stories, Olympia , which was published in 1998. It won several prizes in the UK and Canada. It was also named a Notable Book of the Year by both The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star, as well as being nominated for the City of Toronto Book Award and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Dennis Bock lives, with his wife, in Toronto .