Birth Name: David Cronenberg
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA
Born on March 15, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Cronenberg had initial intentions of becoming a novelist, thanks in large part to reading William Burroughs and Vladimir Nabokov in his father's literary magazines. In 1963, he was enrolled at the University of Toronto, where he took science courses, believing that writing was a skill unable to be taught. Eventually, however, Cronenberg made the switch to English after hanging around with the artistic crowd. After receiving exceedingly high marks at university, Cronenberg spent a year traveling Europe - mainly Denmark because of his affinity for all things Nordic. Upon return, he returned and enrolled in a master's program, where a friend impressed...
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