Stan Persky taught philosophy at Capilano University in N. Vancouver, B.C. He received the 2010 B.C. Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His most recent books are Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009 (McGill-Queen's, 2011), Post-Communist Stories: About Cities, Politics, Desires (Cormorant, 2014), and Letter from Berlin: Essays 2015-2016 (Dooney's, 2017).
Brian Fawcett (1944-2022) is a founding co-editor of dooneyscafe.com. He's the author of many books, including "Cambodia: A book for people who find television too slow" (1986), "Gender Wars" (1994), "Virtual Clearcut, or The Way Things Are in My Hometown" (2003), "Local Matters: A Defence of Dooney's Cafe and other Non-Globalized People, Places, and Ideas" (2003) and "Human Happiness" (2011).
Max Fawcett is the former editor of the Chetwynd Echo, a weekly newspaper in the small northern town of Chetwynd, B.C. He currently lives in Edmonton, and works as the managing editor of Alberta Venture Magazine.
John Harris is the author of 'Small Rain," "Other Art" and "Tungsten John." He lives in Prince George, B.C.
Jean Baird is the co-editor, with George Bowering, of The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers on Grief and Mourning (Random House, 2009), and the author of The Booker Project.
Gordon Lockheed is a hard-to-find Toronto writer and the editor of www.dooneyscafe.com
Norbert Ruebsaat teaches Media and Communication Studies at Columbia Collage and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver B.C. He publishes regularly in periodicals and newspapers, has produced documentaries for CBC Radio’s Ideas program, and has twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards in fiction and creative non-fiction.
Wally Hourback lives and works in North Bay, Ontario.
Sidney Australia is the pseudonym of a philosophy professor and former sex worker.
Bruce Serafin lived and wrote beautifully about Vancouver until he died in June 2007. His first book, Colin's Big Thing, was published in 2004. A posthumus collection of essays, Stardust was published in October 2007 by New Star.
Daniel Gawthrop is a Vancouver writer, the author of the novel "Double Karma," published this spring by Cormorant Books, and five non-fiction titles, including "The Rice Queen Diaries" (2005) and "The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican's Assault on Reason, Compassion and Human Dignity" (Arsenal Pulp, 2013). He still plays left wing for the Cutting Edges, the Vancouver-based 2SLGBTQ+ hockey club he co-founded in 1993.
Ryan Knighton lives in Vancouver, teaches at a college in North Vancouver, and peers at the world with a strange but distinctive focus. He just signed a whopping book contract based on a series of pieces that appeared on this site, and his publisher made us erase them.
Myrna Kostash lives in Edmonton when she's not traveling in Eastern Europe.
George Bowering lives in Vancouver, and dreams of Trieste. Poet laureate of Canada (emeritus), and twice winner of the Governor-General's Award for literature, he's the author of many books, including, recently, "Pinboy" (Cormorant, 2012).
A twenty six year veteran of animated film production, Tom Sito's screen credits include most of the respected feature-length animated films you can think of, including Who Framed Roger Rabbitt? Dinosaur, Antz, Shrek and Fantasia 2000.
Vian Andrews is a Canadian writer of stage plays, film scripts, novels and essays now living with his wife in Umbria, Italy. His two-novel series, The Summit of Us and The Land of Is, is available on Amazon, Kobo and other online distribution platforms. He took a BA from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and a Law degree from the University of British Columbia but rather than practicing law he pursued a career in business before turning his hand to writing, which he does on a more or less full-time basis.
Margaret Randall is a poet, essayist, oral historian and photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mikhail Iossel was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia), where he worked as an electromagnetic engineer and a security guard at the Leningrad Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and belonged to an organization of "samizdat" writers before emigrating to the U.S. in 1986. He is the author of, most recently, of "Love Like Water, Love Like Fire," a collection of stories, " "Notes from Cyberground: Trumpland and My Old Soviet Feeling," and one previous collection of fiction: "Every Hunter Wants to Know." He is a frequent contributor to newyorker.com, and his stories and essays have also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Iossel, a Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Stegner Fellow, has taught in universities throughout the U.S. and is an associate professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal.
Vivien Lougheed is a world traveler and the author of numerous travel books, including Central America by Chicken Bus, Forbidden Mountains and Understanding Bolivia. She lives in Prince George, BC.
David Banerjee is a guy that lives in Toronto, and writes in his apartment. He teaches creative writing courses, but mostly to four year olds who would rather be playing with blocks.
Tom Sandborn lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Raywat Deonandan is an epidemiologist and writer currently living in Washington, D.C. see www.deonandan.com
Bill King is a Toronto-based musician, jazz festival director and co-publisher of The Jazz Report. He loves to shop at Loblaws.
Michael Boughn is a writer and poet, the author of "Cosmographia" (2010). He taught at the University of Toronto.
David Shields is a writer, filmmaker, and professor. Among his two dozen books are "The Very Last Interview" (2022), "The Trouble with Men" (2019), "Reality Hunger: A Manifesto" 2010," and "The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead" (2008).
Lyle Neff is a Canadian poet and literary journalist who lives and works in Vancouver. His most recent book is *Bizarre Winery Tragedy* (Anvil Press, 2005)
Merrily Weisbord lives and works in Montreal, some of the time, Prevost, Quebec and Mexico the rest.
George Stanley lives and writes in Vancouver, B.C.
Lanny Beckman lives in Vancouver and is the former publisher of New Star Books.
Meryl Duprey drives a taxi in Williams Lake, B.C., and once got lost in the world's biggest clear-cut with a busload of Sihk nationalists. He is not accident prone.
Terry Rigelhof is a Contributing Reviewer to The Globe and Mail's Books section, an occasional contributor to Dooneys Café and CNQ, and the author of nine books – the forthcoming Hooked on Canadian Books: The Good, the Better, and the Best Canadian Novels Since 1984 (Cormorant Books, Spring 2010), a book of essays on writing in Canada, This is Our Writing (Porcupine's Quill), two novels, a novella, a collection of short stories, a brief biography, George Grant: Redefining Canada (Editions XYZ for the Quest Library where he is also a member of the Editorial board), and two volumes of memoir, the second of which is Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief (Goose Lane Editions). Two of his books of fiction have been translated into French by Ivan Steenhout and published by Les éditions de la Pleine Lune. Les éditions de la Pleine Lune has also published Dérives du Sacré, a translation of Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief.
John Dixon is a past president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, and a retired professor of philosophy at Capilano University in N. Vancouver, B.C.
Renee Rodin is a Vancouver writer and longtime activist. She's the author of "Bread and Salt" (Talonbooks, 1996), "Ready for Freddy," chapbook (Nomados, 2005), and "Subject to Change" (Talonbooks, 2010).
Douglas Ord is a novelist and historian whose most recent book is a critical history of the National Gallery of Canada, published by Mc-Gill-Queen's University Press in 2003. He also produces the website Lear's Shadow at http://home.eol.ca/~dord
Frank Davis is an insider living on the edges of the Pacific Ocean and the Canadian publishing industry.
Charles Christopherson is a researcher who lives in Nanaimo, B.C. with his librarian-wife, Frances
Brian Panhuyzen's collection of short stories, The Death of the Moon, was published by Cormorant Books. He has just finished a novel entitled Night is a Shadow Cast by the World.
Paul Strickland lives and writes in Prince George, B.C.
Jacqueline Swartz lives in Toronto and sometimes in San Francisco. She writes for mass-circulation magazines and has completed a novel, A Cure For Loneliness in Paris.
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the forthcoming poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey, and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-2008 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.
Tanya Paz lives in Vancouver and works for the Co-operative Auto Network.
Joe Fuoco lives in Vancouver and works for Canada Post. "Buds" is his first published piece.
Nik Sheehan is a Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver. His climate change/doc comedy feature "Who Farted?" is currently streaming on CBC Gem in Canada and is available worldwide (www.whofartedmovie). His earlier films include "FLicKeR," about the life and art of Brion Gysin, and "No Sad Songs," the world's first documentary on AIDS. He has also worked as a journalist and literary critic.
Jamie Reid (April 10, 1941 – June 25, 2015) was a Canadian writer, activist, and arts organizer. He was born in Timmins, Ontario and came of age on the west coast of Canada. Reid co-founded the influential poetry journal TISH in Vancouver in 1961 with George Bowering, Frank Davey, David Dawson, and Fred Wah. He published his first collection of poems, The Man Whose Path Was on Fire, in 1969. A short time later he joined the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) and stopped writing for 25 years in favour of political activism "because [he] didn’t have a way of working the language of politics into the language of poetry." Reid returned to poetry and cultural criticism in the late 1980s, with a special interest in jazz expressed in many of his works. He lived in North Vancouver with his wife, the painter Carol Reid, since returning to Vancouver in 1990, and their home was a hub of literary activism and activity, including the publication of his local/international avant-garde magazine DaDaBaBy. Reid also edited and contributed to the intergenerational Vancouver literary journal Tads (1996-2001) through which Reid, George Bowering, Renee Rodin, and George Stanley mentored younger writers, including Thea Bowering, Wayde Compton, Reg Johanson, Ryan Knighton, Jason le Heup, Cath Morris, Chris Turnbull, and Karina Vernon. (Wikipedia)
Eric Blair is a freelance Canadian journalist with sarcasm to spare.
Sheila Williams works as a translator and interpreter. She divides her time between Vancouver and Lac la Hache, B.C.
John Frem is a 46-year-old chef and roofing contractor with two unpublished novels.
Christina Varga lives in Toronto, has surprisingly long hair. She designs newspapers, and occasionally runs them..
Lola Tostevin has published 3 novels, 7 collections of poetry and 1 collection of literary essays. Her latest poetry book, SINGED WINGS will be out in 2013. She is presently working on a collection of short fictions. She lives in Toronto.
Gloriah Amondi is an aspiring human rights lawyer, a linguist and a writer. She occasionally writes for the Kenyan national newspaper, The Standard. She also contributes to the blog "Bikozulu" and has published in the Kalahari Review, Ibua Literary Journal, and Lolwe Literary Magazine. Her work has also been discussed in the Amka Women's Space at Goethe Institute Nairobi. When she's not writing, she teaches Mandarin to kids or drums as part of an underground band that nobody has ever heard about.
Trevor Boddy has worked as an urban designer, art curator and architecture professor throughout the west, and is winner of the Alberta Book of the Year Prize for the critical biography The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal.
Ron Silliman is an American poet, the author of many books, and a cultural blogger, who lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His Silliman's blog can be found at ronsilliman.blogspot.com.
Barry McKinnon was born in 1944 in Calgary, Alberta where he grew up. In 1965, after two years of college, he went to Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal and took poetry courses with Irving Layton. He graduated in 1967 with a BA and in 1969 with an MA from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and was hired that same year to teach English at The College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia, where he has lived ever since.(McLennan)
Pauline Holdstock has published novels, poetry and short fiction in Canada, the U.K. and Germany. Her most recent book is The Turning(New Star Books). She lives in Sidney, B.C.
Sharon Thesen lives and writes in Vancouver and rides her bike in a forest fire burn outside Kelowna, B.C.
A. Resident is a pseudonym for a Toronto community activist
Last we heard Michael Burtt is a writer and line cook living in Waterloo, Ontario
A professional dramaturg, Judith Rudakoff teaches at York University, and travels widely, lately with a strange camera.
Dzevad Karahasan is a Bosnian writer and dramatist. He is the author of Sarajevo: Exodus of a City
R. J. (Bob) Rowan is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, and a founding director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.