R.B. Young, author of the novel Crimes of Disrespect, worked in architecture, urban planning, and web design before turning to writing fiction. His short stories have been shortlisted in Hamilton's 2011 gritLIT competition and discussed in 2012 on CBC Radio One Ottawa's show All in A Day.
In addition, his short story "Paper Icon" appears in the book Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction, published by Guernica Editions, 2017. Another of his stories, "Eudaimonia," was published as a chapbook by Vocamus Press in 2018.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, Young grew up in a mixed Eastern European-Jewish, Irish-Catholic family. He thus became a firm agnostic. (Insert smiley emoticon here.) He lives in Kingston, Ontario.