David Carpenter is the author of more than a dozen books, including nonfiction, several novels (most recently The Gold), short story collections, a collection of novellas (most recently Welcome to Canada), and one volume of poetry. He has also worked as an editor, most notably as the editor of The Literary History of Saskatchewan. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for his work on The Education of Augie Merasty. He has received several Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year for the essay collection Courting Saskatchewan, as well as National and Western Magazine Awards for his magazine writing. David taught for many years at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an avid fly fisherman and nature-obsessed hiker and conservationist. He lives in Saskatoon.