Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, won the 2020 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Award and the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. It was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018, the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Her short fiction has been widely published and won the 2017 Journey Prize. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority writing group. Visit her online at sharonbala.com.