Paul Quarrington, the musician and award-winning Toronto author of Whale Music, King Leary and, most recently, The Ravine has died. He was 56.
Quarrington, who was diagnosed with an advanced form of lung cancer last year, passed away on the morning of January 21, 2010.
Quarrington first published with Coach House in the late 70s. Coach House published and printed the Toronto author's first novel, The Service, in 1978.