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A poet, short story writer, young adult fiction writer, storyteller, and novelist, Marie-Célie Agnant has published seventeen books. Her work has been published in Québec, France, and Haiti, and translated into many languages. Her collection of short stories Le silence comme le sang (Remue-Ménage, 1997) was a finalist for the Governor General’s prize for fiction, she has won the Prix Gros Sel for her children’s book La légende du poisson amoureux (2007), the SODEP prose creation prize for “Sofialorène, si loin de la délivrance,” and the prestigious Prix Alain-Grandbois for her third collection of poems Femmes des terres brûlées (Éditions Pleine Lune, 2016).

Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits is an award-winning author who has been hailed as “the Queen of Canadian speculative fiction” (All Lit Up) and her short fiction and poetry have been published in various international anthologies and journals including the Crime Writers of Canada’s 40th Anniversary anthology (2022). She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy, and has lived in the US, Australia and Britain. Previous works include The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, Witchdoctor’s Bones and The Rage Room. Everything You Dream is Real is forthcoming, Fall 2022. Lisa lives and writes in Toronto.