T.F. Rigelhof teaches the history of religion at Dawson College in Montreal. A fiction writer and literary essayist, he is a featured book reviewer for the Globe and Mail. His reviews have also appeared in the National Post, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Paragraph, and Canadian Notes & Queries. His memoir, A Blue Boy in a Black Dress, was shortlisted for the 1995 Governor General's Award and won the QSPELL Award for non-fiction. His novel Badass on a Softail, a finalist for the 1997 Prix Parizeau, appeared in French in fall 2003 as La Rose morte and his story collection, Je t'aime Cowboy, was released in French under the same title in 2004.
An exemplary thinker with a roving intellect, Rigelhof is known for his provocative writing. His non-fiction publications include George Grant: Redefining Canada, a concise biography and account of Grant's thought, and This is Our Writing, a collection of hard-hitting essays about Canadian literature.