Tamas Dobozy was born in Nanaimo, BC, and has spent much of his life on the West Coast, in Powell River, Victoria, and Vancouver. He has also lived in Toronto, Montreal, and Budapest, Hungary. After receiving his PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, he moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, to teach full time in the Department of Language and Literature at Memorial University. His first book was Doggone. When X Equals Marylou was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award, and Siege 13 won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.