One of Canada’s most intriguing, prolific and versatile writers, Michael B. Davie is equally at home writing fiction, including novels and poetry; and non-fiction, including biographies, political science, sociology, business, anthropology and other genres. He's the author of such critically acclaimed business/biography books as the Winning Ways series, Enterprise 2000 and Success Stories.
Top-selling works of non-fiction include Winning Big, Why Everybody Hates Toronto, Bushwhacked and Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental. The multi-award-winning writer is also the author of nationally important books Canada Decentralized, Distant Voices, Political Losers, and Quebec & Section 33: Why the Notwithstanding Clause Must Not Stand.
Other critically acclaimed books include: The Late Man, his 10th book and first novel, which continues to enjoy a cult following. Other novels are in the works. He's also explored the supernatural in his books Inside The Witches’ Coven and Following The Great Spirit.
Michael B. Davie is also a career journalist whose award-winning writings are showcased in two News & Features books. He's also the founding president of Manor House Publishing Inc. Prior to deciding in April 2006 the devote more time to publishing and writing books, Davie had spent more than a decade with the national news media, including eight years as an editor and journalist with The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, reaching millions of readers daily. The author has won dozens of awards for outstanding journalism. His work has also appeared in such major Canadian newspapers as the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Winnipeg Free Press, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun.
Prior to The Star, he was an editor with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper with coast-to-coast readership.
Previous to The Globe, he spent 17 years with The Hamilton Spectator, where he won 28 journalism awards.
Prior to joining The Spectator, he spent five years with other publications, including the daily Welland Tribune where he was a reporter, columnist and editor.
He also served two years as regional news editor for one of Ontario’s largest chains of community newspapers.
Born in Hamilton in 1954, Michael B. Davie’s interest in writing began in early childhood. As a pre-school child, he became withdrawn and was in a state of shock after his parents decided to divorce. During a visit to a community centre, the child opened the door to a room to find child psychologists had been studying him through two-way mirrors.
Davie then began closely observing other children and adults, studying their interaction and watching their stories unfold. By the late 1960s and into the 1970s, while in his teens, he was a contributing writer to several counter culture publications.
He turned professional in the mid-1970s as Editor of The Phoenix serving Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology where he earned a Broadcast Journalism diploma.
He also holds a Niagara College Print Journalism diploma and degrees in Political Science from McMaster University where he was repeatedly named to the Deans’ Honour List and won the Political Science Prize for outstanding academic achievement.
Michael B. Davie currently resides in Ancaster with his wife Philippa and their children Donovan, Sarah and Ryan.