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Steven Galloway
Steven Galloway was born in Vancouver, and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. He attended the University College of the Cariboo and the University of British Columbia. His debut novel, Finnie Walsh, was nominated for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel,... show more

Steven Galloway was born in Vancouver, and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. He attended the University College of the Cariboo and the University of British Columbia. His debut novel, Finnie Walsh, was nominated for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Ascension, was nominated for the BC Book Prizes' Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and has been translated into numerous languages. His third novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, was published in spring of 2008. It was heralded as "the work of an expert" by the Guardian, and has become an international bestseller with rights sold in 20 countries. Galloway has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
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Birth date: July 13, 1975
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 2 years ago
The Cellist of Sarajevo came highly recommended, but I had my reservations. How could a thirty-two year old professor from Canada give any sort of justice to the Bosnian War, and do so in a mere 200 pages? The conflict is much too recent to easily dismiss any inaccuracies in the text. And it's diffi...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
In 1992, civil war breaks out in Sarajevo. The violence of war often brings out the worst in us, breeding evil, greed, selfishness and corruption. Before long, the people become inured to the death and destruction around them and soon begin to view it almost as normal life. If they don’t accept it, ...
Toni
Toni rated it 4 years ago
“The Confabulist” is a historically rich and ingeniously told story about illusion and the ways tricks of magic can for better or worst alter what we perceive and give credence to. The clever and entertaining narrative portrays the vivid alluring world of a first class magic show and weaves together...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
A great story, well-told. The sections about Houdini are great historical fiction -- loosely based on facts, just factual enough to be believable, but truly fiction. The character Houdini is always questioning himself, always questioning reality, even as he plays with it to entertain others. The ...
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
The Confabulist by Steven Galloway is a fictionalized story of Harry Houdini and a man named Martin Strauss. The question what is real and what is an illusion lies at the heart of this book. The book has a magical quality about it and a circular approach weaving past and present and reality and illu...
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