Tamas Dobozy was born in Nanaimo, BC, and has spent much of his life on the West Coast, in Powell River, Victoria, and Vancouver. He has also lived in Toronto, Montreal, and Budapest, Hungary. His work has been published in journals throughout North America, and in 1995 he won the annual sub-TERRAIN short fiction contest. After receiving his PhD in English from the University of British Columbia, he moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, to teach full time in the Department of Language and Literature at Memorial University. His first book was Doggone. He was nominated for the prestigous Pushcart Prize for his story "Tales of a Hungarian Resistance". When X Equals Marylou was also been shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award.