Born in North Vancouver, Canada, 1962. Fiction and poetry: Company Town (1991), Hard Core Logo (1993), Kingsway (1995), American Whiskey Bar (1997), and The Pornographer's Poem (1999). Awards include the 1999 BC Book Prize for Fiction and a 1996 Genie Award for Music/Original Song; as well, a finalist for the 1991 Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize for Poetry. Lives in Vancouver, where, in addition to books and screenplays, he writes art essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual art imprint he founded with Arsenal Pulp Press in 1998.
Turner's work, like Kingsway, is an epic traversal, criss-crossed with beauty and trash.