Catherine Gildiner wrote her doctoral thesis on the influence of Darwin on Freud, and has been a clinical psychologist in private practice for several years. She also writes a psychological advice column for Chatelaine magazine and has written numerous newspaper articles. Her first book, the memoir Too Close to the Falls, was published in Canada, the US and the UK to wide acclaim. She lives in Toronto.

Website: www.gildiner.com

Festivals: 2009 (fall)

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