David Arnason (born 1940) is a Canadian poet, academic, and prose author.
He has taught at the U of M since 1973, and was head of the English Department from 1997 to 2006. He was Acting Head of the Department of Icelandic Language and Literature at the U of M from 1998 to 2006. His archives are held at the U of M.
Arnason co-founded the Journal of Canadian Fiction with John Moss in 1972. He was a co-founders of Queenston House Press in Winnipeg, and has been an editor of Turnstone Press in Winnipeg since 1975. He was chairman of the Literary Press Group and a member of the executive of the Association of Canadian Publishers. He served on the Manitoba Arts Council, 1985-1987.
Arnason was married to Carol Dahlstrom and has 3 children. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his partner, Mhari Mackintosh.
The Imagined City, edited by Arnason and Mhari Mackintosh, won both the Mary Scorer Book Award, for best book by a Manitoba publisher, and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award in 2005.
Arnason's novel King Jerry was nominated for a Stephen Leacock Medal.
- Marsh Burning. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1980.
- Skrag. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1987.
- King Jerry: A novel. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 2001.
- The Demon Lover. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 2002.
- Baldur's Song: A saga. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 2010.
- Fifty Stories and a Piece Of Advice. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1982.
- The Circus Performers' Bar. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1984.
- The Happiest Man in the World, and other stories. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1989.
- The Pagan Wall. Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1992.
- The Dragon and the Dry Goods Princess (stories). Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1994.
- If Pigs Could Fly: Stories. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1995.
- Selected for You: The stories of David Arnason. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 2013.
- Isolation in Canadian literature. Toronto: Macmillan, 1975.
- The Icelanders. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1981.
- The Development of Prairie Realism: Robert J. Stead, Douglas Durkin, Martha Ostenso and Frederick Philip Grove. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1981.
- The New Icelanders: A North American community. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone, 1994.
- Nineteenth Century Canadian Stories. Toronto: Macmillan, 1976.
- The Imagined City: A literary history of Winnipeg (edited by David Arnason & Mhari Mackintosh). Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 2005.
- David Arnason fonds at the University of Manitoba
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Biographical Sketch, David Arnason fonds, University of Manitoba. Web, Mar. 26, 2017.
- ↑ My Studio: David Arnason, Turnstone Press, May 1, 2014. Web, Mar. 26, 2017.
- ↑ David Arnason, Faces of the Icelandic Community, Winnipeg Free Press, November 24, 2012. Web, Mar. 27, 2017.
- ↑ A Brief Hitory of the Department, Department of Icelandic Language and Literature, University of Manitoba. Web, Mar. 26, 2017.
- ↑ David Arnason fonds, University of Manitoba. Web, Mar. 26, 2017.
- ↑ David Arnason, Talonbooks, Mar. 23, 2010. Web, Mar. 26, 2017.
- ↑ By Elizabeth Waterston, Rapt in Plaid: Canadian Literature and Scottish Tradition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003,41.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 David Arnason, Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers' Festival 2012, Web, June 29, 2012.
- ↑ Search results = au:David Arnason, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Centre Inc. Web, Apr. 20, 2014.
- David Arnason at Amazon.ca
- David Arnason Authors' Page, Talonbooks
- Héliane Ventura, "“The fiction that makes us real”: Playful accreditation in David Arnason's “The Sunfish”," JSSE
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