JOHN GOULD is the author The End of Me – a collection of 56 sudden stories about mortality – and of two previous collections in the same form, including Kilter, a finalist for the Giller prize. He’s also written a novel, and published fiction in periodicals across Canada and abroad. A teacher, editor and arts administrator, he served on the editorial board of the Malahat Review and taught creative writing at the University of Victoria. He lives on unceded Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC.