Claudia Dey is a novelist, playwright and columnist. Her plays have been produced internationally and include Beaver, Trout Stanley and The Gwendolyn Poems, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Award. Her debut novel, Stunt, was chosen by The Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire as a Best Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Dey’s writing has appeared in a number of fine publications including The Believer and newyorker.com, and has been anthologized in Confidence or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of The Believer Music Interviews. Dey has also worked as a horror film actress, costume designer, and cook in lumber camps across northern Canada, and is co-founder and co-creator of the design label Horses Atelier. Heartbreaker is her second novel.