Steven Galloway was born in Vancouver, and moved to Kamloops, BC, when he was ten days old. After eighteen years he returned to Vancouver, where he enrolled at the University of British Columbia, intending to become a psychologist. While unsure of exactly what this entailed, he was reasonably sure that it didn't involve digging. The intervention and encouragement of screenwriter Ian Weir, led to Steven's enrolling in an introductory creative writing class, at which point he decided that he would enjoy being a writer more than being a psychologist. He is still evaluating this decision. After six years of study and several failed novels he published Finnie Walsh, which received modest praise and was nominated for the Books in Canada/Amazon.com First Novel award. The Cellist of Sarajevo is his most recent book.

Festivals: 2004 (fall), 2008 (Year Round)

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