Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson is the author of the memoir Precious Cargo.
Craig Davidson is the author of Precious Cargo. (Courtesy of Craig Davidson)

Craig Davidson was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ont., near Niagara Falls. He has published several books of literary fiction including Cataract City, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013, Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter and Sarah Court. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, the Walrus and The Washington Post, among other places. He also writes horror novels under the name Nick Cutter.

Precious Cargo was defended by Greg Johnson on Canada Reads 2018. 

The Saturday Night Ghost Club was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Books by Craig Davidson

Interviews with Craig Davidson

Watch the 2018 Canada Reads panellists & authors in conversation with Gill Deacon

5 years ago
Duration 1:07:45
The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio.
Craig Davidson drove five kids in a small school bus, each with special needs. His experience prompted a deeper understanding about disability and stigma. We discuss what the so-called able-bodied can learn when they stop fearing people with disabilities.
Novelist Craig Davidson reflects on the experience that inspired his Canada Reads shortlisted memoir, Precious Cargo.
Craig Davidson on his Canada Reads contender, a memoir of his year spent driving a school bus for special needs kids.
Craig Davidson on his memoir about being a bus driver for special needs kids.


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