David Macfarlane is the author of the novel, Summer Gone, short-listed for the 1999 Giller Prize and the co-winner of the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His previous book, The Danger Tree, is a memoir of his Newfoundland relatives, centred largely on their experiences in the First World War. It won the Canadian Authors' Award for Non-fiction. Both books
have been published internationally.
Mr. Macfarlane has also written short-stories and poetry, as well as articles for magazines and scripts for documentary film. He is the recipient of numerous Canadian National Magazine Awards.
His weekly column in The Globe and Mail won a National Newspaper Award for critical writing in 1997 and was nominated again in 1998. He is currently working on a book on the marble quarries of Tuscany.
He lives in Toronto with his wife and