Meet Writer-in-Residence: David Bezmozgis

Meet Writer-in-Residence: David Bezmozgis

Massey College welcomes David Bezmozgis, an award-winning writer and filmmaker as the Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence for the 2014 Spring term.

Bezmozgis’s first book, Natasha and Other Stories, was published in 2004 in the US and Canada and has since been translated into fifteen languages. It won the Toronto Book Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for First Book. Bezmozgis’s first novel, The Free World, published in 2011 by HarperCollins, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and a Globe and Mail Best Books Title for 2011. The Free World was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Trillium Prize, and won the First Novel Award. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library. Bezmozgis’ first feature film, Victoria Day, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, he was named one of The New Yorker’s most promising fiction writers under the age of forty.

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Our partner in this program is the English Department at the University of Toronto. For information about the past Jack McClelland Writers-in-Residence, please go to: