I am a writer who lives and works in Toronto. I do not hunt lions, climb mountains, or fly airplanes.

I am not very interesting.

But my writings are. They include three books of literary non-fiction (Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason, John the Painter, and All or Nothing), articles in magazines such as Playboy, BBC History, and History Today, and several dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals.

My current project, set in eighteenth-century England, is a comedy. It ends in a hanging.