Wayne Grady is the award-winning author of 14 books of nature, travel and creative nonfiction, including The Bone Museum, Bringing Back the Dodo, The Quiet Limit of the World, and The Great Lakes, which won a National Outdoor Book Award in the U.S. With his wife, Merilyn Simonds, he co-authored Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels Through America. And with David Suzuki he co-wrote the international bestseller Tree: A Life Story.
Wayne’s debut novel, Emancipation Day, published in 2013, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. He has published widely in literary magazines and is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost magazine journalists. He worked as an editor with Books in Canada, Weekend, and Harrowsmith magazines.
He has also translated 14 works of fiction from the French. In 1989, he won the Governor General’s Award for his translation of Antonine Maillet’s On the Eighth Day, and has been shortlisted for the award twice since then. His translation of Louis Hamelin’s October 1970 was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Wayne teaches creative nonfiction in the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program. He has taught at Banff’s Writing With Style (2010) and the Sage Hill Writing Experience (2014), and has served as writer in residence in Whistler, BC, Whitehorse, Yukon, and Campbell River, BC.