Mike Barnes is a quiet master of many genres. His poetry collections include A Thaw Foretold and Calm Jazz Sea , shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. His short fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Anthology. He has won the Silver Medal for Fiction at the National Magazine Awards, and the Danuta Gleed Award for best first book of stories by a Canadian. He has also published a novel, The Syllabus, and a memoir, The Lily Pond. His new book, The Reasonable Ogre: Tales for the Sick and Well (biblioasis), mines the darkly magical world of fairy tales. Barnes lives in Toronto.