Alissa York'sinternationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna. She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden. The author lives in Toronto, ON.