Bill Gaston is a Canadian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. His short-story collection Gargoyles was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and won the ReLit Award and the City of Victoria Butler Prize. In 2002, Gaston was a finalist for the Giller Prize with Mount Appetite, and the inaugural recipient of the Timothy Findley Prize, awarded by the Writers' Trust of Canada. His most recent books are Midnight Hockey: All About Beer, the Boys, and the Real Canadian Game, and The Order of Good Cheer, a novel. He teaches at the University of Victoria. His new book is The World.