Dennis Bock has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as “Canada’s next great novelist.” His books have been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Regional Best Book). His collection of stories won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Jubilee Award, and the Betty Trask Award in the UK. The Ash Garden won the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award and has been published in translation in Spain, Argentina, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, and Greece.
He has held writing residences at Yaddo, the Banff Centre, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, and Santa Maddalena in Italy. His short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, The Journey Prize Anthology, and many other literary journals. His travel writing and book reviews appear in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Washington Post, and Outpost Magazine.
His fourth book, Going Home Again, was published in Canada by HarperCollins and in the US by Alfred A. Knopf in August 2013.
He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, a travel writer and book reviewer. He is on faculty at The Humber School for Writers, and lives in Toronto with his two sons.