Dr David Dowling currently teaches in British Columbia, Canada. He has taught in New Zealand at Rotorua and Hamilton Boys' High Schools, and English at Massey University. He was recently Chair of English at the University of Northern British Columbia. A former editor of Landfall, the New Zealand literary quarterly, he has written books, published in the UK and USA on Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, and modern literature. He has written or edited books on or for Bruce Mason, New Zealand drama for schools, and a guide to great New Zealand short stories. David has also been active in the New Zealand theatre scene.