Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Saskatchewan in 1951. He is the author of six books of fiction. His last novel, The Englishman’s Boy (1996), was a longtime national bestseller in Canada and won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for The Giller Prize and the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Vanderhaeghe is a visiting professor of English at S.T.M. College in Saskatchewan, Canada.