Michael Helm is a Canadian novelist. He was born in Eston, Saskatchewan, and received degrees in literature from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. Helm currently teaches in the Department of English at York University in Toronto.
His most recent novel, Cities of Refuge, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, longlisted for the Giller Prize, and named a Globe & Mail Best Book of the Year and a Now Magazine Top Ten of 2010. His debut novel, The Projectionist (1997), was nominated for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Award. His second novel, In the Place of Last Things (2004) was a finalist for the regional Commonwealth Prize for Best Book and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Helm's essays on fiction, poetry, and the visual arts have appeared in various magazines, including Brick, where he serves as an editor.
- The Projectionist - 1997
- In the Place of Last Things - 2004
- Cities of Refuge - 2010