Gabriel Von Ursus was born in Hungary in 1936.  After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, facing execution for his involvement, he immigrated to Canada.

Upon his arrival he started to write. His short stories and poems began to appear in Hungarian-Canadian newspapers and with the sponsorship of Margaret Atwood, P.K.Page and James Reaney he was awarded a Canada Council Grant to complete his published novel “The Immigrant”. He was very active in writing for theater, television and movies during this period. He also wrote, produced and directed an hour long b/w movie entitled “After Yesterday”.

Short stories where also published in the Canadian Fiction Magazine, the Fiddlehead, Webster News, The Ottawa University and Toronto University press.