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Clint Hutzulak

Clint Hutzulak was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1967 and lived for a brief time in Bogotá, Colombia before moving back to Canada with his family. In 1985 he established himself in Victoria, Canada and there co-published Mental Radio, a magazine of writing and art. With Artdog Press, Clint was a founding member of the Small Press Action Network. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he was extremely active as a curator of spoken word, sound poetry and performance art events, and produced international tours for Jaap Blonk (Netherlands), Aaron Williamson (England) and Ian Smith (Scotland). He has served as president and artistic co-director of the Toc International Festival of New Performance, and board member of Theatre SKAM. Clint holds a BA Honours (with Distinction) in English and Creative Writing from the University of Victoria.

Clint Hutzulak's fiction has been published in the anthologies Red Stains and Dust, both from Creation Books of England, and in various Canadian magazines. His critically-acclaimed novel, The Beautiful Dead End (2002), was translated into French under the title, Point mort (2005). Several of his short theatre pieces have been produced in Victoria, Canada. He has performed at festivals and reading series across Canada and in the US.

As an award-winning graphic designer, Clint has created album artwork for François Houle, Misha Mengelberg, Dave Douglas, Benoît Delbecq, Marty Ehrlich, Ben Goldberg, Paul Plimley and dozens of others. His posters have promoted concerts by everyone from Keiji Heino and Bill Frisell to Bo Diddley and Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, as well as hundreds of new music, jazz, theatre, literary, arts and festival events. He is also known as a book designer, with more than 100 titles to his credit, and his work has won a number of national prizes for magazine design.

He lives in Victoria, Canada, where he is writing his second novel.