Linwood Barclay is a Canadian humourist, author and former columnist. He has published books of autobiography and both humorous and dramatic detective fiction, and he formerly wrote the thrice-weekly humour column in the Toronto Star, as well as releasing a podcast with his articles. He recently took a one year sabbatical to promote his mystery novels. He planned to return to the Star in September 2008 but on June 28, 2008 he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star.
Barclay lives in Burlington, Ontario with his wife and son.