Busby, Brian 1962-

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Busby, Brian 1962-
(Edward Humphreys, Zinc Alloy)


Born August 29, 1962, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Maurice John (a broadcaster) and Pauline (a teacher) Busby; married Anyès Kadowaki (a designer), August 3, 1996; children: Astrid.

Education: John Abbott College, D.E.C., 1982; Concordia University, B.A., 1987. Politics: Liberal/New Democrat. Religion: Church of England.


Home—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Agent—Kathryn Mulders Literary Agency, 185-911 Yates St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4Y9, Canada.




Alcuin Society, Federation of British Columbia Writers (board member, 1995-97; president, 2005—).


Grants from Canadian Heritage, 1996, and British Columbia Arts Council, 2005.


(Editor, with Patricia Brock) Classics Canada, Prentice-Hall Canada (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada), Books 1-2, 1994, Books 3-4, 1995.

(Editor, with Patricia Brock) Coming to Canada, Prentice-Hall Canada (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

(Editor, with Patricia Brock) Contemporary Canada, Prentice-Hall Canada (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Character Parts: Who's Really Who in Canlit, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2003.

Question and Answer Encyclopedia: Canada, Parragon (London, England), 2003.

(Editor) In Flanders Field and Other Poems of the First World War, Arcturus Press (Fleet Hargate, Lincolnshire, England), 2005.

Writer for the television series Time of Your Life, 1988-89, and for the radio series Everyday English 2, Radio Canada International, 1990-91. Contributor to books, including 21 X 93, edited by Sonja A. Skarstedt, Nocturne (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1993. Contributor to periodicals, including Amphora, Antigonish Review, Cameo, Canadian Children's Book News, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Fuse, Kola, Literary Review of Canada, Staple, Vancouver Sun, and Village Voice. Some writings appeared under pseudonyms Zinc Alloy and Edward Humphreys.