3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, United States
Hugh Cook completed a Bachelor's degree in English at Calvin College in 1964.
8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Hugh Cook earned a Master’s degree from Simon Fraser University in 1967.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242, United States
Hugh Cook earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1978.
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Hugh Cook completed a Bachelor's degree in English at Calvin College in 1964. Later in 1967, he earned a Master’s degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1978.
Hugh Cook started his career as a professor of English at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa and at Redeemer College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He also served as a Lecturer at Calvin College in 2001.
Cook’s first literary output consisted of poems published in Canadian literary journals such as Quarry, Canadian Poetry, The Canadian Forum, Folio, and The University of Windsor Review. His stories have appeared in literary journals such as The Malahat Review, NeWest Review, Wascana Review, Descant, Fiddlehead, and The Antigonish Review.
Hugh Cook’s first book “Cracked Wheat and Other Stories” appeared in 1985. The stories in Cracked Wheat are about rural Canadian life among a community of Dutch immigrants of the Calvinist faith. Consequently, Cook's stories have a deeply moral and religious foundation, even though they never overtly preach to the reader.
Hugh’s second book, a novel titled “The Homecoming Man” came out in 1989. The story explores the relationship between Gerrit Bloem, an elderly widower, and his son Paul, who is a recently divorced professor of modern languages at a university in Vancouver. His third book “Home In Alfalfa” was written in 1998. Hugh's fourth book “Heron River: A Novel” appeared in December 2011. Currently Hugh Cook lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario.
Hugh Cook is a member of Writers' Union of Canada and Word Guild.
Hugh Cook is married to Judy Vanden Eykel. They have three children.