David Bezmozgis, a writer and filmmaker, is incoming Director of the Humber School for Writers. He is the author of Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World and The Betrayers. His writing has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope All-Story, and Best American Short Stories. He has been twice nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and has received the Amazon.ca First Novel Award among other prizes. In 2010, he was one of the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40. David has written and directed two feature films, Victoria Day andNatasha, each nominated in the writing category at the Canadian Screen Awards. Most recently, David was on the writing staff of the television series Orphan Black.