GENNI GUNN, author, musician and translator, has published eleven previous books: three novels — Solitaria, Tracing Iris (which was made into the film The Riverbank) and Thrice Upon A Time, two story collections – Hungers and On The Road, two poetry collections — Faceless and Mating In Captivity, a collection of personal essays – Tracks: Journeys In Time And Place, the opera libretto Alternate Visions, and three translations from Italian. Her books have been translated into Dutch and Italian, and have been finalists for major awards: Solitaria for the Giller Prize; Thrice Upon A Time for the Commonwealth Writers Prize; Mating In Captivity for the Gerald Lampert Poetry Award; Devour Me Too for the John Glassco Translation Prize; and Traveling In The Gait Of A Fox for the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri for Literary Translation. Before she turned to writing full-time, Genni toured Canada extensively with a variety of bands. She currently lives in Vancouver. Her most recent book is a collection of stories, Permanent Tourists (Signature Editions, October 2020).