Linwood Barclay Profile and Books

Linwood Barclay was born in 1955 in Connecticut but moved to Canada with his family when he was only 4 years old.

Barclay had an interest in writing from an early age and studied literature at university. He worked at various newspapers writing columns (mostly humour) and as an editor until he finally achieved some success with his novels.

His breakthrough came in 2007 with his novel ‘No Time For Goodbye’. He is now one of Canada’s most successful novelists.

Barclay married his wife Neetha shortly after finishing university. They live in Oakville, Ontario and have two adult children.




  • Last Resort: A Memoir (2000)


  • Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog
  • Father Knows Zilch: A Guide for Dumbfounded Dads
  • This House Is Nuts! : Surviving the Absurdities of Everyday Life



  • Chase (2017)
  • Escape (2018)



Filed under Author Profiles, Barclay, Linwood

2 Responses to Linwood Barclay Profile and Books

  1. Pingback: Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay | Written Gems

  2. Pingback: A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay | Written Gems