David Lee

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Originally from the west coast, David Lee lived in Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Pender Harbour, BC before moving to Hamilton with his family in 2002. His working background is reflected in his writing, which includes two acclaimed books on jazz, and an award-winning history of the chainsaw. Recently he’s been writing a “Midnight Games” trilogy of young adult novels that bring the Lovecraftian “Cthulhu Mythos” to life in contemporary Hamilton. Stephen Near writes in beyond james: “The Midnight Games conjures a hidden Hamilton that still haunts the dreams of the city [and] occupies a unique place in the landscape of Hamilton storytelling.”

David has an MA in Music Criticism from McMaster, and in 2017 completed a PhD in English at the University of Guelph, writing his dissertation on the Toronto free jazz community. He writes for the Hamilton Review of Books, and is an accomplished double bassist who plays with local musicians Gary Barwin, Connor Bennett, Chris Palmer, Mike Hansen and others.


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