David Nickle

David Nickle is a Toronto-based author and journalist whose fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series and the Queer Fear series. Some of it has been collected in his book of stories, Monstrous Affections. His first solo novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, led the National Post to call him “a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King.” His novel Rasputin’s Bastards was called supernatural eeriness at its best. The novel The ‘Geisters was published in 2013, followed by the collection Knife Fight and Other Struggles. Volk, the sequel to Eutopia, was released in 2017. He also works as a reporter, covering Toronto municipal politics for a chain of community newspapers.

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• Sunburst Award (shortlisted, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, 2012)
Black Quill Award, Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection (winner, Monstrous Affections, 2009)
• Bram Stoker Award, Short Story (winner, “Rat Food,” 1997)

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