Born December 28, 1947 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Dickinson moved to Vancouver in 1977. A high school teacher in Lillooet, he won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in 1991 for Blue Husbands and it was also nominated for the Governor General's Award. His first novel The Crew reprises one of his characters, Mike Kozicki, who contends with prostrate trouble, an estranged daughter, an ex-girlfriend and a strike that prevents his landscaping crew from working.

Books:

Third Impressions (Oberon, 1982) [Co-author]
Fighting the Upstream (Oberon, 1987)
Blue Husbands (Porcupine's Quill, 1991)
The Crew (Couteau Books, 1993)

[BCBW 2003] "Fiction"