William Gough

Biography

William Gough is a writer, publisher and director. He has won such awards as the Gemini, Actra, Prix Anik, Genie, Bijou, Blue Ribbon - American Film Festival, and the Columbus Film Festival’s ‘Chris Plaque. 
He also teaches writing online for Vancouver Island University.

PRAISE for William Gough's Books:
"Gough’s writing is...poignant, spare, with the strength and subtlety of a fine woodcut..." E. Annie Proulx/

Maud’s House…is a literary compliment paid to a people whose richest bounty, next to the sea, is the gift of language. It is also a detailed snapshot of a lost era, lovingly developed in the darkroom of the writer’s memory. …it’s clear that the richness of language as it is spoken in Newfoundland is in Gough’s literary blood.”
Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail

“A good novel does something which happens only rarely in our day-to-day perceptions; It sets down what can happen in an instant of time.
“Maud’s House is a wonderful book, a treat to read, and one of the best books I’ve read this year, period…”
Peter Gard, The Evening Telegram

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Where to buy in print


Books

The Poems Of Eileen Powell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When Eileen Powell gathered her Poems a& sent them to Newfoundland Press - it was a delight to discover just how many poems, on so many topics, were in one manuscript envelope. Eighty-Nine years old, the Author still lives in Corner Brook. And it gives us great pride to be able to introduce her gathered poems. Welcome to the Poems of Eileen Powell, the First Edition of "Newfoundland Press".
The Adventures Of Stumpman
You set the price! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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Ever wonder about the dreams of trees? Do they dream of travel? Do they look at the snow? William Gough, a writer and artist, took the time to learn of the life of trees - and wrote about it for his grand-daughter, Amelia. He painted all the pictures, and his wife, Caren Moon, took the photographs for the book.
This Is What I Must Remember
Series: The Terra Nova Quartet, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 56,930. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"William Gough brings it...straight from the heart. His stories flow with wit and intelligence. His unique blend of esoteric poetry and hard-line narrative shines a bright light on the human condition. In short, Gough is a true literary artist. No collection of books, private or public, is complete without his extraordinary Terra Nova Quartet." Michael Kanaly/Virus Clans
Shinto Poem Field: Poems For Departed Friends
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the place where I remember friends and relatives. It's a book from my heart - and I'm inspired by the way that Shinto approaches encourage us to recall those who've left but are not forgotten. I plant bulbs in a fertile field. Praise for William Gough's work: "Gough’s writing is...poignant, spare, with the strength and subtlety of a fine woodcut..."E. Annie Proulx
Ocean Of Childhood
You set the price! Words: 23,190. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
William Gough was raised in Newfoundland, growing up in various Outports where he traveled with his mother and father, a cottage hospital doctor. In 1984, his father, Dr. Jim Gough, died - and this book, a poem about everyday family life, is his response.
The Last White Man In Panama
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
“Gough displays an enviable narrative wizardry in this top-notch comic adventure. His corrupt crew of characters are all rendered in earthy, vibrant tones, and his pairing of Red and Karen, a Boston journalist, stands as an inspired piece of casting…. His ability to bring his wild settings into a sharp focus is never less than uncanny...virtually impossible to put down...Chicago Tribune.
Poet In A Pontiac
You set the price! Words: 23,940. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In his magical novella,"Poet In a Pontiac" William Gough creates a word-movie; an inner film that un-spools in the mind. The cast of characters includes the Poet himself, assorted Angels, & highly-defective singers. On this sleet-sucking night of a cruel-wind-whistling High School reunion, Teachers & Students are trapped between worlds, for this turns into the kind of reunion they can't escape.
Midnight At The Mockingbird Motel
Series: The Terra Nova Quartet, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 99,140. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Los Angeles begins to shake and rattle, it becomes strangely linked with the small outport of George's Cove in Newfoundland. Maud Tilley - old enough to ignore birthdays - persuades her friends to join her on an erratic path from George's Cove to post-earthquake LA. This is Book Three of "The Terra Nova Quartet"
Chips & Gravey: A Ghostly Love Story
Series: The Terra Nova Quartet, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 63,210. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
One of William Gough's most popular novels, this remarkably funny and poetic book brings wildly different lives and worlds together for the strangest of miracles on one timeless and warped Christmas. Part of 'The Terra Nova Quartet'// "A magical tale of love, told with the vivid poetry of a wise, curious and passionate storyteller." Atom Egoyan.
Maud's House
Series: The Terra Nova Quartet, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 44,560. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Praise For "Maud's House": "Gough’s writing is...poignant, spare, with the strength and subtlety of a fine woodcut..." E. Annie Proulx ...it’s clear that the richness of language as it is spoken in Newfoundland is in Gough’s literary blood.” Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail

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