- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
Canadian writer, creative writing teacher and magazine editor.
He was raised on his family's tobacco farm just outside Waterford, Ontario. He has published five short story collections, four novels (including Elle which won the 2003 Governor-General's Award for Fiction), two books of essays, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son and Attack of the Copula Spiders, and The Enamoured Knight, a book-length meditation on Don Quixote and novel form. His 1993 novel, The Life and Times of Captain N., was edited by Gordon Lish and released by Alfred A. Knopf. From 1994 to 2006, he edited the annual anthology Best Canadian Stories. From 2010 to 2013, he wrote regularly for the international affairs magazine Global Brief. In 2010, he founded the online literary magazine, Numéro Cinq. His most recent book is a story collection, Savage Love (Goose Lane Editions, 2013).