Colin McAdam is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels, which have been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others. His debut novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon / Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2004, and his third novel A Beautiful Truth won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2013. His novels are unique in style and subject and have attracted the praise of writers as diverse as Miriam Toews, Elizabeth Strout, Max Porter and Eleanor Catton. He has a PhD in English from Cambridge University and has taught and mentored for several years at Humber, Banff and the University of Toronto. His essays and memoirs have appeared in Harper's, Granta, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Salon and elsewhere.