Heather Birrell

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Charles Checketts

Heather Birrell earned enthusiastic reviews for her first short-story collection, I Know You Are But What Am I? Her work has been honoured with the Journey Prize for Short Fiction and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and has been shortlisted for both National and Western Magazine Awards. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Toronto, where she teaches high school English. Mad Hope is her newest collection of short fiction.