David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of the story collections, Immigrant City and Natasha and Other Stories, and the novels, The Betrayers and The Free World.
David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus.
His books have been nominated for the Scotiabank/Giller Prize, The Governor-General’s Award, the Trillium Prize and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the National Jewish Book Award.
In the summer of 2010, David was included in The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 issue, celebrating the twenty most promising fiction writers under the age of forty.
A graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, David’s first feature film, Victoria Day, premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. His second feature, was an adaptation of his story Natasha.
Born in Riga, Latvia, David lives in Toronto where he is the Creative Director of the Humber School for Writers.