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Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." His fiction has been published in twenty-seven languages and thirty-five countries.

​​​​​​​His work includes the urban fantasy novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, and the collections Chimerascope, Impossibilia, and La Danse des Esprits. His non-fiction guide for writers, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must read for any short story writer. The Hollow Boys, the first book in his new urban fantasy trilogy, The Dream Rider Saga, will be published in 2022.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the Astounding Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. 

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner

​​​​​​​"The man is Sturgeon good. Zelazny good. I don't give those up easy." —Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner