Timothy Taylor started life as a banker, the unlikely story of which may be found here. He has an MBA from the Queens University School of Business and a BA Economics from the University of Alberta. He became a freelance journalist and novelist after his short time in business and, as of July 2013, has been full time faculty at the UBC Creative Writing Program.
Taylor's first novel Stanley Park was published in 2001. It was an immediate bestseller and a critical success. He's since published a prize-winning collection of short fiction, Silent Cruise, and two further bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, Story House and The Blue Light Project, which was award the CBC Bookie Prize in the literary fiction category. He is also the winner of the Journey Prize, and has been finalist or runner-up for six other major national fiction prizes in Canada, including the prestigious Giller Prize. His work has also been chosen as the ‘One Book One City’ selection for Vancouver and named a finalist for Canada Reads.
Taylor has also been widely published and recognized for his non-fiction magazine and newspaper work. He was the Big Ideas columnist for the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine for several years and has been winner or finalist in over twenty separate magazine awards, including six nominations in 2012 for National and Western Magazine Awards in Canada.
Taylor is a contributing editor at Vancouver Magazine and a regular contributor at EnRoute Magazine, Walrus, and Eighteen Bridges magazines. He has also written for Harpers, Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Western Living, The Vancouver Review, Toro Magazine, Saturday Night, Adbusters, the National Post, the Vancouver Sun and many others.
Timothy Taylor's UBC contact page can be found here.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2013 National Magazine Award Finalist, Sports & Recreation, Ya Gotta Believe, Eighteen Bridges
2013 National Magazine Award Finalist, Editorial Package, Energy Smarts, Canadian Geographic
2012 National Magazine Award Silver, Arts & Entertainment, Man Standing, Canadian Art
2012 Western Magazine Award Gold, Human Experience, Blood Brothers, Vancouver Magazine
2012 Western Magazine Award Gold Award, Best Article, Blood Brothers, Vancouver Magazine
2011 Western Magazine Award, Gold, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Watching the Waterfront, Vancouver Review
2010 Western Magazine Award, Gold, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Foodville Part One, Vancouver Review
2010 Western Magazine Award, Gold, Best Article BC/Yukon, Foodville Part One, Vancouver Review
2010 National Magazine Award, Travel, Gold - Walking the Way, Walrus
2010 National Magazine Award, Personal Journalism, Finalist - Walking the Way, Walrus
2009 North American Travel Journalism Association Merit Award
2008 Folio: Eddie Magazine Award, Bronze Medal
2008 Western Magazine Award, Finalist
2008 National Magazine Award, Finalist
2007 Canada Reads Finalist, Stanley Park
2007 Magnum Opus Gold Award
2006 Magazine du Quebec, Grand Prix
2005 National Magazine Award, Silver
2004 Lowell Thomas / Society of American Travel Writers Award, Silver
2004 Northern Lights Travel Writing Award, Silver
2004 One Book One Vancouver selection, Stanley Park
2003 Globe and Mail 100 Best Books of the Year, Silent Cruise
2002 Danuta Gleed Award, runner-up
2002 National Magazine Award, Gold, Time Warp, first published in Saturday Night
2002 Globe and Mail 100 Best Books of the Year, Stanley Park
2001 Giller Prize Finalist
2001 Writers Trust Prize Finalist
2001 BC Book Awards Finalist
2001 Vancouver Book Awards Finalist
2001 Torgi Book Awards Finalist
2000 National Magazine Award, Silver
2000 Journey Prize, winner
1996 National Magazine Award, Finalist