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Darrin McGrath

Darrin McGrath was born in St. John's in 1966, son of Mary McGrath (Smart) and the late Patrick McGrath. He attended St. Bonaventure's College and Brother Rice High School, before earning a B.A. and an M.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His Master's degree was partially funded through an Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Wildlife Federation and from a research grant from the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Memorial University. Since 1992 he had taught sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. He had published several academic papers on environmental issues such as poaching, wildlife laws, and privatization of the outdoors. Darrin had been active in a number of environmental and community groups, and he was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed canoeing, angling, and hunting. Darrin McGrath was single and owned three beagles. He lived in St. John's.

Darrin McGrath passed away on February 20, 2022.

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Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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