Award winning writer David Layton has had short fiction and articles published and anthologized in various literary journals, newspapers and magazines including Penguin, Exile, The Daily Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Globe & Mail. He is the author of “Motion Sickness”, a memoir which was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. His best-selling novel, “The Bird Factory” was published by McClelland & Stewart. David Layton’s third book, “Kaufmann & Sons”, will be published by HarperCollins in May of 2017. David Layton teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and is the course director for Backstage IFOA, part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors programme.