Ian Colford’s work has appeared in Canadian literary publications from coast to coast and he has degrees from St. Mary’s University and Dalhousie. His first book, Evidence (Porcupine’s Quill, 2008), received the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award at the Atlantic Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the ReLit Award. His second book, The Crimes of Hector Tomás (Freehand Books, 2012), won Trade Book of the Year at the 2013 Alberta Book Awards. He has completed two writing residencies (1998, 2010) at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Midlothian, Scotland. In 2008 he was in residence at Yaddo, an artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. Ian works at Dalhousie University and lives with his wife Collette in Halifax.