Award-winning author and literary translator David Homel also works as a journalist, editor and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago in 1952 but left at the end of the tumultuous 1960s and continued his education in Europe and Toronto before settling in Montreal 1980. He worked at a variety of industrial jobs before beginning to write fiction in the mid-1980s. His eleven novels to date have been translated into several languages and published around the world.
Short-listed 2005 Governor General's Literary Award
Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation
Winner 2013 Sunburst Award
Short-listed 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (French Fiction)
Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard
Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Québec
2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie