Local Author Spotlight: Nicholas Ruddock


Nicholas Ruddock is a Canadian physician and writer. He has won numerous international prizes and was shortlisted for the Moth International Poetry Award (Ireland) in 2020. His first novel, The Parabolist (2010), was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. His second novel, Night Ambulance (2016), was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist.

He is the author of Last Hummingbird West of Chile, published by Breakwater Books in June 2021.

Nicholas has been published in numerous international publications in Canada, England, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Purchase a copy of Last Hummingbird West of Chile from your local independent bookstore.