About the Author
Constance Rooke is the President of PEN Canada and editor of two previous PEN Canada anthologies, Writing Away and Writing Home. An academic who has served as Chair of the Department of English and Associate Vice-President Academic at the University of Guelph, and as President of the University of Winnipeg, she is presently Director of the University of Guelph’s new Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph-Humber. She is the author of several critical books, including Fear of the Open Heart: Essays on Contemporary Canadian Writing, numerous text books, anthologies, short stories, book chapters, essays, and reviews, and for ten years was Editor of The Malahat Review. She lives in Toronto.