SIDURA LUDWIG was born and raised in Winnipeg, and has lived in Toronto, Ottawa and Birmingham UK. Her short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies in Canada and the UK, and she is the recipient of the Canadian Author and Bookman Prize for Most Promising Writer. Her non-fiction work has appeared on CBC radio, and in Canadian newspapers and magazines. Her debut novel, Holding My Breath (Key Porter), a delicate portrait of a girl growing up Winnipeg’s Jewish North End, has already caught the attention of critics and readers alike. Ludwig lives in Toronto ON with her husband and two young children.