Michael Blouin has won the ReLit Award (Best Novel), been shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the bp Nichol Award, the CBC Literary Award, and is a winner of the Diana Brebner Award and the 2012 Lampman Award from ARC magazine. He is the author of five previous books of fiction and poetry and his work has been included in several anthologies. He has collaborated on recent projects with poet Gillian Sze, film director Bruce McDonald, and poet and artist bill bissett. He has been published in most Canadian literary magazines including Arc, Descant, Branch, Dragnet, The Antigonish Review, Event, Queen's Quarterly, Grain and The Fiddlehead. He is represented internationally by Westwood Creative Artists.