Morgan Nyberg

Biography

Morgan Nyberg was born in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1944 and grew up in farming country in southern British Columbia. After graduating from the University of British Columbia he worked as a labourer for a decade before finally settling into teaching. For most of the last 30 years he has lived abroad, teaching English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador, Portugal and the Sultanate of Oman. His first book, "The Crazy Horse Suite", a verse play, was performed on the stage in New York and was broadcast on CBC Radio. His memoir, "Mark", won the CBC Literary Competition. His first venture into book-length fiction, a children's novel, "Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army", won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Literature in 1987. Since then he has added a further children's novel, "Bad Day in Gladland", and three novels for adults, "El Dorado Shuffle", "Mr. Millennium", and "Since Tomorrow". He currently lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Books

El Dorado Shuffle
By Morgan Nyberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
Mac McKnight came to the city of Esperanza in the high Andes hoping to find an El Dorado of the spirit. He leaves it on the run. In the process does he abandon his only hope for peace? “El Dorado Shuffle” is a story propelled by conflict, outrageous behaviour and violence. Nevertheless, the entire novel is coloured by a rich and self-mocking humour, making it an unforgettable reading experience.
Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army
By Morgan Nyberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,540. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
This book is the winner of a major award for Children's Literature. Young Galahad was raised in the South American jungle. But when his parents disappear he goes to live with his grandfather in a North American slum, where he encounters both evil and magic. It is up to Galahad to save the city. The style of the book has been described as magic realism for children.
Bad Day in Gladland
By Morgan Nyberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,880. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
It is a time of strange “plagues”. An old butler, Bentley D. Kreppit, 2 children, acrobatic Athena and brainy Odysseus, and a pet rat, Defoe, travel from town to town, hoping to find the children’s parents, who have vanished in a Plague of Daytime Darkness. Bentley keeps a journal as they travel, describing one of their strange adventures: the making of the film "Bad Day in Gladland".
Mr. Millennium
By Morgan Nyberg
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
A manual laborer is taken under the very shady wing of a secret society that claims he is descended from Jesus. Will the resulting power and adulation make him happy? Or will he find that he is just a puppet, manipulated by those who claim to care for him? Follow Gabor Esterhazy as he goes determinedly off the rails, and his journey toward peace becomes a shambles of deceit and mayhem.

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