Alan Cumyn is the author of twelve wide-ranging and often wildly different novels. A two-time winner of the Ottawa Book Award, he has also had work shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, and the Trillium Award. He teaches through the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a past Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada.
Alan Cumyn has received significant project funding from the following organzations over the years. Many thanks!
“I’ve stood free to watch the lightsagainst the black of the northern sky”– I Know That LandOn October 23, 2014, the morning after a tragic and bizarre terror attack in his hometown of Ottawa, Alan Cumyn wrote a poignant personal reaction. In an extraordinary gesture, the Ottawa Citizen printed the poem in a full front-page treatment two days later. The entire text of the poem is included here.