Craig Davidson

Photo: Kevin Kelly

Photo: Kevin Kelly

Craig Davidson, author of short stories and novels, has published work under both his own name and the pen-names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter. Davidson’s short story collection, Rust and Bone (2005) was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name in 2012. Davidson’s other fiction titles include The Fighter, Sarah Court, and Cataract City (a finalist for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize). Davidson sums up his novels “…they are about boxing and dog fights and zombies and werewolves and lunatic prison inmates and repo men and more boxing and vampires and sex addicts and grisly dismemberment via crazed killer whale attack.” His most recent work, Precious Cargo (April 2016), is a memoir about a year he spent driving a school bus in Calgary.

Nick Cutter’s novels include The Troop (2014) winner of The James Herbert Award For Horror Writing; The Deep (2015), and most recently The Acolyte. Cutter’s classic horror novels have won praise from the best: Stephen King said about The Troop, “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down…old-school horror at its best”. Clive Barker said of The Deep “Utterly terrifying.”

Davidson is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus, and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto with his partner and their child.