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GB receiving honorary degree
GB receives an honorary EdD

Until the Night
Arthur Ellis Award Winner

The CTV series based on the John Cardinal novels is now in active development, with GB himself doing much of the adaptation. With luck, principal photography should begin January, 2015.

GB was awarded an honorary degree from Nipissing University on June 12, 2014.

Until the Night—the new John Cardinal novel and number six in the series received the Crime Writers of Canada 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel and the 2013 Ontario Library Service Northern Lit Award.

GB was honored in 2012 with a star on the North Bay Walk of Fame.