Douglas Glover is an itinerant Canadian. He grew up on a farm in southwestern Ontario, studied philosophy at York University and the University of Edinburgh, then worked on a series of daily newspapers in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan before earning his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
He is the author of five story collections, four novels, a book of essays, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Don Quixote and novel form.
He won the 2006 Writers' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award. His bestselling novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General's Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was optioned by Isuma Igloolik Productions, makers of Atarnajuat, The Fast Runner. His story collection A Guide to Animal Behaviour was a finalist for the 1991 Governor-General's Award.
His critically acclaimed novel The Life and Times of Captain N. was listed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best books of 1993 and as a Globe and Mail top-ten paperback of 2001. 16 Categories of Desire was short-listed for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award.
Glover's stories have been frequently anthologized, notably in The Best American Short Stories, Best Canadian Stories, and The New Oxford Book of Canadian Stories. His criticism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, the Boston Globe Books, and the Los Angeles Times.
He is currently on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program.