David Huebert

Assistant Professor


Carleton Hall



Other titles

Director of Creative Writing

Peninsula Sinking

A settler writer, educator, and critic from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), David Huebert (he/him) is the author of two books of fiction, two poetry collections, and numerous articles in literary magazines and peer-reviewed journals.

In 2018, David received his PhD from Western University, where he studied ecology and human-animal relationships in American literature and theory. He has taught creative writing, literary studies, and environmental thought at Western University, Dalhousie University, and The University of King's College. His research interests include the environmental humanities, American literature, and creative writing.

David's creative work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and was a National Magazine Award nominee in 2017 and 2018. His story, "Chemical Valley," was a finalist for the 2020 Journey Prize.

Chemical Valley

David’s fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award, was shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize, and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His poetry collection, Humanimus, was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award. David’s second book of fiction, Chemical Valley, appears in fall 2021.

A self-styled "dirty nature writer," David's writing and thinking across multiple genres explores the grimy underbelly of ecological thinking, of polluted beauty and toxic joy. David is a Co-editor at The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada.