David Tucker is an award-winning television writer, producer, and director. A former chair and associate dean at Toronto’s Ryerson University and Oakville’s Sheridan College respectively, Tucker has been a frequent guest speaker at international arts and media conferences and has been published in several journals. Best known for his work on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Tucker has garnered dozens of international awards including a Gemini for Best Direction, multiple Gemini nominations, a Gracie, a Chris, a Prix Italia and a Freddie, and presented at Hot Docs Film Festival. As a television producer, writer and director, he has created arts, drama, science, children’s and current affairs programming. He also contributed as an associate producer to the feature documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story. Tucker is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and the Documentary Organization of Canada.
Books by David Tucker
"Skilled story tellers are often insightful social writers and One Way Ticket is an outstanding example of that skill. David Tucker obviously loves language and these stories show that he
knows how to use it. He uses adjectives like a skilled painter, often one stroke tells the tale. Writing shorter stories is often a greater challenge in grabbing the reader than penning a novel.
Tucker grabs you and doesn't let go, even after the final word is read."
~ DON GRAVES
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
"For 38 years I toiled as a TV critic and always came to expect the highest standards from David Tucker's award winning TV documentaries. So I'm not entirely surprised he has transferred his skills to writing fiction. What is astonishing is the ease of that transition and his expertly spare prose that entraps readers in stories of delicious irony ‒ whether it's the saga of a hapless guy born the night Hurricane Hazel struck Toronto or the ruminations of a fading ad executive trapped on a malfunctioning GO train for hours. That delicious vein of irony makes every story worth savouring."
~ JAMES BAWDEN
THE TORONTO STAR