Wayne Curtis was born near Blackville, New Brunswick in 1943. He was educated at the local schoolhouse and St. Thomas University, majoring in English. He started writing prose in the late sixties. His work has been described by Books in Canada as "a pleasure to read, for no detail escapes his discerning eye."
He has been a contributor to several newspapers including The National Post and The Globe and Mail, as well as commercial magazines; Quill and Quire, Outdoor Canada, Fly Fishermen, Atlantic Insight, The Atlantic Advocate, The Atlantic Salmon Journal and The New Brunswick Reader. Winner of the David Adams Richards and George Woodcock awards, Wayne's stories have appeared in literary journals: The Cormorant, Pottersfield Portfolio, Nashwaak Review, Antigonish Review, Origins, Atlantica and New Maritimes. His short stories have been dramatized for CBC Radio and CBC Television. In the spring of 2005 he recieved an Honorary Doctrine Degree (letters) from St. Thomas University. Wayne Curtis has lived in Southern Ontario with stints in Cuba nad the Yukon. He now divides his time between his cabin on the Miramichi and the city of Fredericton.Publications
Long Ago and Far Away. Pottersfield Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-897426-20-3
Night Train to Havana. Lion's Head Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9686034-7-5.
Wild Apples. Goose Lane Editions, 2006. ISBN: 0864924852.
Monkeys in a Looking Glass. Dreamcatcher, 2005. ISBN 1-894372-46-8.
Green Lightning. Bawdy House, 2005. ISBN 1-896775-40-3.
Fly Fishing the Miramichi. Neptune, 2003. ISBN 1-896270-35-2.
River Stories. Nimbus, 2000. ISBN 1-555109-339-0.
Last Stand. Nimbus, 1999. ISBN 1-55109-308-1.
Preferred Lies. Nimbus, 1998. ISBN 1-55109-271-9.
River Guides of Miramichi. Goose Lane, 1997. ISBN 0-86492-224-8.
Fishing the Miramichi. New Ireland, 1994. ISBN 0-86492-181-1.
One Indian Summer. Wild East, 1993. ISBN 0-9694147-5-7.
Currents In The Stream. Goose Lane, 1998. ISBN 0-86492-092-X.