Douglas Glover has been called “a master of narrative structure” (Wall Street Journal). His latest book is The Erotics of Restraint: Essays on Literary Form (2019). He has published six books of short stories, four novels, three essay collections, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Cervantes, Don Quixote, and novel form.

His novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His stories have been frequently anthologized, notably in The Best American Short Stories, Best Canadian Stories, and The New Oxford Book of Canadian Stories. His criticism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, Boston Globe Books, and the Los Angeles Times. From 1996 to 2006 he was the editor of the annual collection Best Canadian Stories. From 2010–2017, he published the online artsmagazine Numéro Cinq. The VCFA Douglas Glover Fund for Writers, Authors & Publishers was named in his honor.


MFA - Creative Writing | University of Iowa

MLitt - Philosophy | University of Edinburgh

BA - Philosophy | York University

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Nance Van Winckel

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/poetry]

Barbara Hurd

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Tomás Q. Morín

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Parneshia Jones

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]