David Hayes (author)

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David Hayes (born 1953) is Canadian feature writer, author, editor and teacher. He has written three nonfiction books and frequently works as a ghost/co-writer or substantive editor. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, among them Saturday Night, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail, and Reader's Digest. The New York Times Magazine, TORO, The Walrus, Chatelaine, enRoute, Toronto Life (he was the magazine's media columnist in the late 1980s), and National Post Business (he served as senior writer from August 2001 until April 2003). He has won a dozen National Magazine Awards (Gold, Silver and Honourable Mentions) and, in 2009, an Amnesty International Media Award for a feature on refugee children abandoned at Canadian airports, published in Chatelaine.

He began teaching in the School of Journalism at Toronto's Ryerson University in the late 1980s. He was an assistant professor on faculty there from 1995 to 2002. At that time, he returned to full-time journalism and now teaches Advanced Feature Writing in Ryerson's Continuing Education division. He also serves on faculty of the University of King's College's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Nonfiction.

He gives workshops, lectures and appears on panels relating to feature writing, researching, reporting and interviewing techniques and other aspects of journalism.[1]


  1. ^ www.davidhayes.ca, Author website.