|Pen name||Patrick Lestewka, Nick Cutter|
|Occupation||novelist, short stories|
|Notable work(s)||Rust and Bone, Cataract City|
Craig Davidson is a Canadian author of short stories and novels, who has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter. His style has been compared to that of Chuck Palahniuk.
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)".
His first short story collection, Rust and Bone, 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. 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; for the novel's subsequent release in the United States, his publisher organized a similar promotional boxing match against Jonathan Ames. Davidson lost both matches.
In addition to his literary fiction, Davidson has also published several works of horror literature using the pseudonyms Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter.
- Rust and Bone (2005)
- The Fighter (2008)
- Sarah Court (2010)
- Cataract City (2013) (shortlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize)
as Patrick Lestewka
- Mother Bitchfight (2003)
- The Preserve (2004)
- Imprint (2011)
- The Coliseum (2011)
- Vehicles (2012)
as Nick Cutter
- The Troop (2014)
- Archer, Bert (2007-07-25). "Author Thinks Inside the Box". Globeandmail.com. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
- "Torontoist Reads: The Fighter by Craig Davidson". Torontoist, November 9, 2006.
- "Strong nerves, strong stomachs, no quarter: Nick Cutter’s The Troop". That Shakespearean Rag, January 15, 2014.
- Identity Theory interview with Craig Davidson
- "Craig Davidson: The fighter returns". National Post, September 13, 2013.
- "Snap, Splatter and Pop". New York Times. December 25, 2005.
- "From Mr Average ... to superman". The Guardian. May 18, 2008.
- "Giller Prize short list announced". The Globe and Mail, October 8, 2013.
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