I’m a writer, an editor, and a critic located in Kitchener, Ontario.
My debut novel, entitled In the Key of Dale and telling the story of a queer sixteen-year-old music prodigy who starts writing letters to his late father, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in October/November 2022, with an audiobook from Orange Sky Audio. In addition, my short stories are forthcoming in The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, and Plenitude Magazine.
My edited books include an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted, which has been translated into Polish, Finnish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian, and the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader, which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Association of American Publishers. I also edit two book series: Early Canadian Literature (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), which returns to print novels and memoirs published before 1950, with eight volumes already in print and two forthcoming, and The L.M. Montgomery Library (University of Toronto Press), which collects Montgomery’s short stories, poems, and miscellaneous pieces, with three volumes already in print and several more in progress. L.M. Montgomery Online, a web resource I curate, provides information about Montgomery’s life, work, and legacy for her worldwide community of readers.
As a critic, I write about Canadian literary culture and North American texts for young people, and I’m particularly interested in gender and sexuality studies, the history of the book, periodical studies, print and digital archives, scholarly editing, screen studies and adaptation, and young adult literature. I earned an M.A. in English from the University of Guelph, a Ph.D. in English from McMaster University, a postgraduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School of Writers, and a graduate certificate in publishing from Toronto Metropolitan University.
My pronouns are he, him, and his.
Forthcoming Publications and Translations
In the Key of Dale (novel), Arsenal Pulp Press (print/ebook), 11 October 2002 (Canada) and 1 November 2022 (rest of the world)
In the Key of Dale (novel), narrated by Michael Crouch, Orange Sky Audio (audiobook), November 2022
The Blythes Are Quoted in Turkish: forthcoming from Alfa Ekspres
“Drive” (short story), forthcoming in The Antigonish Review
“Condolence” (short story), forthcoming in The New Quarterly
“When It’s Over” (short story), forthcoming in Plenitude Magazine
Recent Publications and Translations
Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939 (The L.M. Montgomery Library), University of Toronto Press, 2022
The Blythes Are Quoted in Italian: Racconti dall’isola: Prima della guerra [Stories from the Island: Before the War] and Racconti dall’isola: Dopo la guerra [Stories from the Island: After the War], translated by Angela Ricci, Gallucci Editore, 2021
The Blythes Are Quoted in Brazilian Portuguese: Os Contos dos Blythes [The Tales of the Blythes] (2 vols.) and Os Poemas dos Blythes [The Poems of the Blythes], translated by Thalita Uba, Ciranda Cultural, 2020