Fred Bodsworth

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Charles Frederick Bodsworth
Born(1918-10-11)October 11, 1918
DiedSeptember 15, 2012(2012-09-15) (aged 93)[1]
Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Known forWriting The Last of the Curlews

Charles Frederick (Fred) Bodsworth (October 11, 1918[2] - September 15, 2012)[1] was a Canadian writer, journalist and amateur naturalist.

Born in Port Burwell, Ontario,[3] Bodsworth worked as a journalist for the St. Thomas Times-Journal, The Toronto Star, and Maclean's,[2] where he also served as assistant editor. From 1964 to 1967, he was president of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.[4] Bodsworth received the Matt Cohen Prize in 2002 for his writing.[5] He died at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto.[citation needed]

Bodsworth was predeceased by his wife Margaret Banner.[3]

The Port Burwell branch of the Elgin County Library was renamed in his honour in 2005.[2]


  • The Last of the Curlews (1955) ISBN 0-7710-9874-X, ISBN 1-887178-25-2
  • The Strange One (1959)
  • The Atonement of Ashley Morden (1964)
  • The Sparrow's Fall (1967)
  • Pacific Coast (1970)


  1. ^ a b "Fred BODSWORTH Obituary: View Fred BODSWORTH's Obituary by Toronto Star". 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. ^ a b c "Fred Bodsworth wrote Last of the Curlews". St. Thomas Times-Journal. September 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Fred Bodsworth, author of Last of the Curlews, 93". Toronto Star. September 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  4. ^ "Fred Bodsworth". McClelland. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  5. ^ "Matt Cohen Award". Writers' Trust of Canada. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  6. ^ Works by Fred Bodsworth at Open Library