About the Author

Caroline van Rooyen


Caroline van Rooyen was born in Britain and grew up in South Africa. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, after which she taught high schools, including a wealthy Johannesburg all-boys private school and an inner-city Pretoria government school. In 1998 she moved to Canada and began her writing career. In 2003 her short story "Heart Space" was short-listed for the CBC Literary Awards, and in 2006, another story, "Across the Edge," reached the Top Ten of the Lichen Arts and Letters Preview, International Fiction Contest. She lives in Beaumont, Alberta.