James King is also the author of Jack: A Life with Writers, The Story of Jack McClelland; The Last of the Moderns: A Life of Herbert Read, which was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction; and the critically acclaimed The Life of Margaret Laurence.
James King is the author of four previous novels: Faking, Blue Moon, Transformations, and Pure Inventions. He is also the author of eight works of biography, the subjects of which include William Blake, Margaret Laurence, Jack McClelland, and Farley Mowat. His biography of Herbert Read, The Last Modern, was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award. James King lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and teaches at McMaster University in the Department of English.