Hal Niedzviecki is a writer, speaker and culture commentator whose work challenges preconceptions and confronts readers with the offenses of everyday life. He is the author of 11 works of fiction and nonfiction including the nonfiction book Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future (Seven Stories Press, October 2015) and the novel The Archeologists (ARP, Sept 2016), shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. He is the founder and the ongoing publisher of Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent publishing arts (, an acclaimed magazine that has been published since 1995. Hal’s writing has appeared in newspapers, periodicals and journals across the world including the New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Playboy, the Utne Reader, Pacific Standard, LitHub, The New York Observer, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Walrus, and Geist. Niedzviecki is committed to exploring the human condition through provocative fiction and non-fiction that charts the media saturated terrain of ever shifting multiple identities at the heart of our fragmenting age.
Hal Niedzviecki lives in Toronto with his wife, two daughters and the family animal.