David Huebert is a Canadian writer of fiction, poetry, and critical prose whose work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, the Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize, and the Walrus Poetry Prize, among other awards. David’s work has been published in magazines such as The Fiddlehead, EVENT, enRoute, and Canadian Notes and Queries. His debut short fiction collection, Peninsula Sinking, was published by Biblioasis in Fall 2017. David is also the author of the 2015 poetry collection We Are No Longer the Smart Kids in Class.
Winner of the 2018 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction
Runner-Up for the 2017 Danuta Gleed Literary Award
Shortlisted for the 2018 Alastair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction
In Peninsula Sinking, David Huebert brings readers an assortment of Maritimers caught between the places they love and the siren call of elsewhere. From submarine officers to prison guards, oil refinery workers to academics, each character in these stories struggles to find some balance of spiritual and emotional grace in the world increasingly on the precipice of ruin. Peninsula Sinking offers up eight urgent and electric meditations on the mysteries of death and life, of grief and love, and never shies away from the joy and horror of our submerging world.