(November 27, 1964 - August 9, 2012) Canada - U.S.A.
Humorist, essayist and author David Rakoff, was born in Toronto. He was a teenager when he left Canada to move to New York, the great love of his life. Now, twenty years later, he describes himself as a "New York writer" who also happens to be a Canadian writer, a Jewish writer, a gay writer and an "East Asian Studies Major Who Has Forgotten Most of His Japanese" writer. David's is a unique perspective that shows up in the witty and poignant essays collected in his first book, Fraud.