Christopher Canniff is the author of Abundance of the Infinite (Quattro Books, 2012). He has mentored with two of Canada's top writers, MG Vassanji and David Adams Richards, at the Humber School for Writers. He shortlisted for the 2010 Matrix Litpop Awards for fiction, and he won a short novel contest with LWOT Magazine in Montreal. He has published in Descant Magazine Issue 152 (Spring 2011), and he also shortlisted in the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest with Quattro Books. He has sold two radio scripts and has published with Tightrope Books in Toronto.
Christopher is currently marketing a novel based on his experiences living and working in Ecuador, South America. Christopher moved to Ecuador to begin writing. There, he read over fifty books of world literature, learned a new language and culture, and taught English at an Ecuadorian university for WorldTeach, a non-profit and non-governmental organization based at the Harvard Institute for International Development. While in Ecuador, Christopher began work on two novels and numerous short stories inspired by his readings, and his surroundings. He lived briefly in Quito (the country’s capital) and, for six months, lived with an Ecuadorian family in Portoviejo (literally translated, "old port," a dusty town 30 kilometres from the coast, said to have been relocated from beach dwellings as pirates chased the residents further inland.) Christopher took culture, language and history classes about Ecuador, and worked with Plan International, an organization with the aim of improving Ecuador's faltering rural education system. Christopher obtained his engineering degree in 1995 from the University of Toronto, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.
He taught a workshop at Algonquin College in Pembroke, Ontario entitled "Whatever the Reason- Writers Write" with Wayne MacIntyre, who was published in the Malahat Review and Fiddlehead.