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David Hayes,

David Hayes

I help people tell the stories they have inside themselves. Everyone has these stories. You do, too.

Favourite book
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Six-word memoir
Six words is a good start.


  • A writer who has won multiple awards, published three nonfiction books and ghostwritten, co-written or edited eight more (autobiographies, memoirs and company histories)
  • His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in major publications, among them Saturday Night, Report on Business, the New York Times Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, the Walrus, enRoute, Toronto Life and National Post Business
  • A teacher of journalism since 1987, now teaching Advanced Magazine Writing in Ryerson University’s Continuing Education division and mentor-advising in the University of King’s College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction

Deepest fear
That I haven’t figured it all out yet.