|born on||11 September 1934 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, 36n28, 77w39|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||17°51' 13°53 Asc. 00°26'|
American-born Canadian novelist.
Educated at the University of North Carolina, he moved to Canada in 1969. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Rooke helped to found the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989. In 2002, Rooke championed The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence in that year's edition of Canada Reads. Rooke's work also appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. In 2007, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Sy Scholfield quotes Peter O'Brien's book, "So to Speak: Interviews with Contemporary Canadian Writers" (Véhicule, 1987), p. 285: "Leon Rooke was born at 2:00 AM on 11 September 1934 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina."
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction