|Born||1945 (age 74–75)|
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||novelist, poet, short story writer|
|Notable works||The Cost of Living, Distant Relations, A Private Performance|
Kenneth Radu is a Canadian writer. He was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 1988 Governor General's Awards for his short story collection The Cost of Living.
He was a shortlisted nominee for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1989 for Distant Relations, and has won the Hugh Maclennan Prize for Fiction in 1989 for Distant Relations and in 1991 for A Private Performance.
He has also served as co-editor of Matrix, a literary magazine devoted to English-language writing in Montreal. He wrote the afterword for the New Canadian Library edition of Yves Beauchemin's novel The Alley Cat.
- Distant Relations (1989)
- Home Fires (1992)
- Strange and Familiar Places (1999)
- Flesh and Blood (2001)
- Purest of Human Pleasures (2004)
- The Cost of Living (1987)
- A Private Performance (1990)
- Snow Over Judaea (1994)
- Sex in Russia (2010)
- Letter to a Distant Father (1987)
- Treading Water (1992)
- Romanian Suite (1996)
- The Devil Is Clever: A Memoir of My Romanian Mother (2004)
- "Senneville author Radu wary of pretentious labels". The Gazette, February 9, 1989.
- "Birdsell book wins in tie-breaker, takes first novel award for 1989". Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1990.
- "Three writers win QSPELL prizes". The Gazette, November 4, 1989.
- "Kenneth Radu wins MacLennan Prize; Look at suburban family life wins QSPELL's fiction award". The Gazette, November 16, 1991.
- "Matrix, a Montreal-based magazine focusing on English writing in Quebec, is becoming an increasingly important document of what it means to be a non-francophone living in the province". The Globe and Mail, September 8, 1990.
- "New Canadian Library is where CanLit begins". The Gazette, April 1, 1995.