Poet and novelist David Weedmark, who was born and raised in Ontario, has lived and worked throughout Canada. Early in his career, David acted on the advice of his professors at the University of Toronto by foregoing an academic path in order to explore the world and to “live a life worth writing about”. In the process he embraced many different occupations and lifestyles. His first novel, The Tanglewood Murders, comes from his experiences working with migrant farm workers in southwestern Ontario.

His early work received encouraging words from scholars and critics and his first poetry collection, First Stirrings, was honoured with a 2004 Governor General’s Award nomination. Postcards from Paris, a second collection of poetry, prose and sketches, followed.

David currently writes full time. He lives either in downtown Ottawa, or at a remote cabin in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec, depending on the season.