David Lorne Macdonald was born in 1955. He was nominated for a Governor-General's Award in 1992 for his biography of Lord Byron's doctor, John William Polidori, who greatly contributed to Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. Poor Polidori: A Critical Biography of the Author of The Vampyre (UTP, 1991) reveals Polidori's importance as a writer and explains how his novel called The Vampyre was created as a caricature of Byron -- an aristocratic seducer. At the time Macdonald was a Canada Research Fellow in UBC's English Department. He has also co-edited The Writer and Human Rights, and Flaws in the Pattern: Human Rights in Literature.

[BCBW 1992] "Biography"