Craig Davidson





Craig Davidson

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Craig Davidson is a Canadian author of short stories and novels, who has published work under both his own name and the pen name Patrick Lestewka. His style has been compared to that of Chuck Palahniuk.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was raised in Calgary and St. Catharines.

His first short story collection, Rust and Bone, was later published in September 2005 by Penguin Books Canada, and was a finalist for the 2006 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Stories in Rust and Bone have also been adapted into a play by Australian playwright Caleb Lewis and a film by French director Jacques Audiard.

Davidson also released a novel in 2007 named The Fighter. During the course of his research of the novel, Davidson went on a 16-week steroid cycle. To promote the
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Hello All,

Here's a little piece about conjuring fear in a reader that I wrote for Quill and Quire. Thanks to Steve Beattie for giving me some space to pontificate.

FEAR ITSELF

All best, Craig . . . Nick?
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Average rating: 3.80 · 1,523 ratings · 323 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Cataract City
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Rust and Bone: Stories
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2005 — 19 editions
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The Fighter
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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Sarah Court
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Picador Shots   A Mean Utility
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006
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Eleanor Rigby
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Too Much Dirt
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Oil In The Water
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De rouille et d'os
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Warmed and Bound: A Velvet ...
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“Love is a sickness. Some kind of a pathogen existing above all explanation.”
Craig Davidson, Sarah Court

“How deeply do any of us know our own selves? Ask yourself. We hold a picture of how we wish to be and hope it goes forever unchallenged. Passing through life never pursuing aspects of our natures with which we'd rather not reckon. Dying strangers to ourselves.”
Craig Davidson

“Did you know that the Russians sent dogs into space? My mother told me this when I was a boy. Nobody knew the effects of space on a body, you see, so they sent dogs first. They found two little mongrels on the streets of Moscow. Pchelka, which means Little Bee, and Mushka, which means Little Fly. They went up in Sputnik 6. They were supposed to get into orbit and come right back. But the rockets misfired and shot them into space.

Whenever I look at the night sky, I think about those dogs. Wearing these hand-stitched spacesuits, bright orange, with their paws sticking out. Big fishbowl helmets. How… crazy. Floating out and out into space. How bewildered they must have been, dying from oxygen deprivation. For what? They would have happily spent their days rummaging through trashcans.

For all anyone knows these dogs are still out there. Two dead mongrels in a satellite. Two dog skeletons in silly spacesuits. Gleaming dog skulls inside fishbowl helmets. They’ll spin through the universe until they burn up in the atmosphere of an uncharted planet. Or get sucked into a black hole to be crushed into a ball of black matter no bigger than an ant turd.”
Craig Davidson, Cataract City

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