David Helwig is the author of more than forty books in many genres. He is a founder and long-time editor of the Best Canadian Stories annual. His journalism and reviews have been widely published. He wrote regular columns for the Globe and Mail from 1990 to 1992, and created many radio and television scripts for production by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has been a jury member for the Canada Council, the Governor-General’s Awards, and the Arts Councils of Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and PEI. He is the recipient of the Belmont short-story award, the CBC Poetry Prize and the Atlantic Poetry Prize. He has been given an award for lifetime achievement from the Writer’s Development Trust and is a member of the Canada Council.
He lives in the maritime province of Prince Edward Island.