Craig Davidson

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Craig Davidson
Born Toronto, Ontario
Pen name Patrick Lestewka, Nick Cutter
Occupation novelist, short stories
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable work(s) Rust and Bone, Cataract City

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Craig Davidson is a Canadian author of short stories and novels,[1] who has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka[2] and Nick Cutter.[3] His style has been compared to that of Chuck Palahniuk.[4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was raised in Calgary and St. Catharines.[5]

He currently resides in Toronto with his partner, Colleen, and their child. On May 6th, 2014, Joe Rogan hosted Craig on his podcast called "Joe Rogan Experience Podcast (JRE Podcast)".

Career[edit]

His first short story collection, Rust and Bone,[6] was later published in September 2005 by Penguin Books Canada, and was a finalist for the 2006 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Stories in Rust and Bone have also been adapted into a play by Australian playwright Caleb Lewis and a film by French director Jacques Audiard.

Davidson also released a novel in 2007 named The Fighter. During the course of his research of the novel, Davidson went on a 16-week steroid cycle.[7] To promote the release of the novel, Davidson participated in a fully sanctioned boxing match against Toronto poet Michael Knox at Florida Jack's Boxing Gym;[5] for the novel's subsequent release in the United States, his publisher organized a similar promotional boxing match against Jonathan Ames.[5] Davidson lost both matches.[5]

His 2013 novel Cataract City was named as a shortlisted nominee for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[8]

In addition to his literary fiction, Davidson has also published several works of horror literature using the pseudonyms Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter.

Bibliography[edit]

as Patrick Lestewka[edit]

  • Mother Bitchfight (2003)
  • The Preserve (2004)
  • Imprint (2011)
  • The Coliseum (2011)
  • Vehicles (2012)

as Nick Cutter[edit]

  • The Troop (2014)

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