SHAENA LAMBERT is the author of the novel Radiance and two books of stories, Oh, My Darling and The FallingWoman–all of which were Globe and Mail best books of the year. Her fiction has been published to critical acclaim in Canada, the UK and Germany and has been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Evergreen Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and the Frank O’Connor Award for the Short Story. Her stories have been chosen four times for Best Canadian Stories, and have appeared in many publications, including The Walrus, Zoetrope: All Story, Ploughshares and Toronto Life. Her latest novel is Petra, inspired by Petra Kelly, the original Green Party leader. She lives in Vancouver.