Colombo, John Robert (1936– )
Canadian author, anthologist, editor, journalist, and consultant
who has written extensively on paranormal topics, especially
as they relate to Canada. Colombo was born March 24,
1936, in Kitchener, Ontario. He has edited more than 120
books for various Canadian publishing houses since 1960, and
is especially known for his anthologies of poetry. He has hosted
several programs on CBC-TV and had his own columns in the
Toronto Star and Toronto’s Midtown Voice. He has received numerous
awards, including Ontario Library Association’s Certificate
of Merit; the Periodical Distributors of Canada’s Best Paperback
of the Year (1976); the Centennial Medal, Esteemed
Knight of Mark Twain; and the 1985 Philips Information Systems
Literary Prize. He also served as an adviser to the Canada
Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
Sources
Colombo, John Robert. Abracadabra. Toronto McClelland
and Stewart, 1967.
———. Colombo’s Book of Marvels. N.p., 1979.
———. Extraordinary Experiences Personal Accounts of the
Paranormal in Canada. Willowdale, Ontario, Canada Hounslow
Press, 1989.
———. Mostly Monsters. Toronto Hounslow Press, 1977.
———. Mysterious Canada. N.p., 1988.
Colombo, John Robert, ed. Windigo An Anthology. N.p.,
1982

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