David Huebert

David Huebert

Faculty Fellow - MFA Mentor, Fiction

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Dr. David Huebert (he/him) is a settler writer, educator and critic from Kjipuktuk (Halifax). He received his PhD from Western University, where he studied ecology and human-animal relationships in American literature and theory. Across his scholarship, thinking and creative writing, David explores the environmental humanities, broadly conceived.

David’s first book of fiction, Peninsula Sinking, was published in 2017 and received the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. It was also shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His work has won the CBC Short Story Prize and The Walrus Poetry Prize. David’s second collection of poetry, Humanimus, was published in fall 2020.

Prior to arriving at King’s, David taught literature, philosophy and creative writing at Western University and Dalhousie University. He is a Co-editor at The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. His latest book is the story collection Chemical Valley (Biblioasis 2021).

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Animal studies
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Gender theory
  • Creative writing

Selected Publications