DIAMOND, Marc




Author Tags: Fiction

Born in Hornell, New York on May 2, 1944, Marc Diamond came to Canada in September of 1954 and arrived in B.C. in 1980. He has been a theatre director, opera librettist (Somnium, with composer Owen Underhill) and university professor. He has taught at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and directed theatre. He won the Pulp Three Day Novel contest in 1985 with Momentum (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1985), the story of a downwardly mobile man named Still who plays the horses and wins but is nonetheless swamped by the crazed Yuppie Town world of pre-Expo 86 Vancouver. He ultimately escapes to Indonesias. Momentum was subsequently republished by Penguin (1987) in a revised edition. His 'literary tantrum', Property (Coach House, 1992), is a scintillating and angry protest against CBC stupidity, lack of ethics in business ("the business of business is murder") and suffocating family relations. It was adapted for the stage as a one-man show which featured Stephen Ouimette, premiering at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto on March 5, 1992.

[BCBW 1995] "Fiction" "3-Day"