David Young is a Canadian playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Born in Oakville, Ontario, Young studied at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of seven plays, two novels and several screenplays and teleplays. Two of his plays, Inexpressible Island and Glenn, have been nominated for multiple Canadian drama awards. The play Fire received four Dora Mavor Moore Awards as well as the Chalmers/Toronto Drama Bench Award. Young is a founding director of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and a trustee of the Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry.