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Genni Gunn is an author, translator, creative writing instructor and musician. She has published eleven books: three novels: Solitaria (Signature Editions), longlisted for the Giller Prize 2011; Tracing Iris, made into a film titled The Riverbank; and Thrice Upon a Time, finalist for the Commonwealth Prize; two story collections: On the Road and Hungers; two poetry collections: Mating in Captivity, finalist for the Gerald Lampert Poetry Award, and Faceless; two collections of poetry in translation of Dacia Maraini’s, Devour Me Too, finalist for the John Glassco Prize and Travelling in the Gait of a Fox, finalist for the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri; and one poetry collection of Corrado Calabrò’s Text Me. She has also written the libretto for the opera Alternate Visions, produced in Montreal in 2007, and showcased at the Opera America Conference in Vancouver, May 2013. Two of her books have been translated into various languages (including Italian). She is an inveterate traveler, and her experiences are reflected in her most recent book of travel essays, Tracks: Journeys in Time and Place (Signature Editions, 2013).
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Marjorie DeLuca spent her childhood in the beautiful and ancient cathedral city of Durham in North-Eastern England. Later, she graduated from the University of London, then immigrated to Canada where she lives with her husband and two children. She spent much of her professional life as a teacher, specializing in English Literature and Creative Writing. She studied Advanced Creative Writing at the University of Manitoba with her mentor, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Carol Shields, and subsequently received several major Manitoba Arts Council grants for the development of her novels. After leaving teaching to write full time, she worked as a script consultant, collaborating on several TV pilots and a musical. She also successfully self-published three novels, two of which, The Pitman’s Daughter (historical literary fiction) and The Forever Ones (YA Sci-Fi) have already hit Amazon bestseller lists. Her most recent novel, Unnatural, is set in Victorian England and merges fact with fiction in the story of a childless woman on the edge of insanity and her fascination with the case of a notorious female serial poisoner.
Dani Couture is the author of two collections of poetry: Good Meat (Pedlar Press, 2006) and Sweet (Pedlar Press, 2010). Sweet was named one of Maisy’s Best Books of 2010 by Maisonneuve Magazine and nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Sweet won the ReLit Award for poetry. In 2011, Dani also received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Grant. In 2007, her short story “The Port-Wine-Stain-Removal Technique” won first place in the fiction category of This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Her debut novel, Algoma, was published in Fall 2011 by Invisible Publishing. Couture is the incoming Literary Editor of This Magazine.
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William Kowalski is the award-winning author of novels Eddie’s Bastard (1999), Somewhere South of Here (2001), The Adventures of Flash Jackson (2003), and The Good Neighbor (2004), published in North America by HarperCollins and in the U.K. by Transworld/Doubleday/Black Swan. He recently won the Thomas Head Raddall Award for his novel The Hundred Hearts (2013). His work has appeared on numerous international best-seller lists and has been translated into fifteen languages. He has also written five books for Orca’s Rapid Reads series for reading-challenged adults.
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Daniel Karasik (b. 1986) is a recent winner of the CBC Literary Award for Fiction, The Malahat Review’s Jack Hodgins Founders’ Award for Fiction, the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. He is the author of three previous books: The Crossing Guard & In Full Light, a volume of plays (Playwrights Canada Press), The Remarkable Flight of Marnie McPhee, a play for children (Playwrights Canada Press), and Hungry, a poetry collection (Cormorant Books). His stories and poems have appeared in leading literary periodicals in Canada, the United States, England, and Ghana, including The Malahat Review, The North American Review, Air Canada’s EnRoute Magazine, The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Descant, Per Contra, and Magma. His plays have been produced across Canada, in the United States, and regularly in translation in Germany.
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Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including Everything on a Waffle, The Pepins and Their Problems, The Canning Season and The Trolls. Her numerous awards include the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature, the Mr. Christie Award, the international White Raven, and the Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year.
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Rosalind B. Penfold says, “I believe I turned to art instinctively because I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. I needed to see it in black and white. Ironically, although my illustrations give me distance, they give others a close-up. They turned out to be far more personal than prose could ever be. I am hoping that my book will lead to more open discussion, and a greater understanding of the nature of domestic abuse. Abuse needs to be recognized, named, and stopped. I feel strongly that this is not only my story. It is the story of millions of families across North America. I have chosen a pseudonym because there are many ‘Rosalinds’ and I was just one of them.”