Dave Bidini


Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 11 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, the Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel, and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for “Travels in Narnia.” He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published the Toronto Book Award-nominated Writing Gordon Lightfoot. He has written for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, and Village Voice. He is the co-curator of the Joe Burke Wolfe Island Literary Festival.

More information about Dave Bidini can be found on his website: davebidini.ca

Non-Fiction

Keon and Me  Keon and Me (Penguin Canada, 2013)
Writing Gordon Lightfoot The Man, The Music and the World in 1972 (McClelland & Stewart, 2011) Finalist, 2012 Toronto Book Award
Home and Away In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer (Greystone, 2010)World Rights Available Ex:
Canada (English): Greystone Books, September 2010
US: Skyhorse Publishing
Australia/New Zealand: University of Queensland Press

Agent: Samantha Haywood