Catherine Hunter’s poetry collection, Latent Heat, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. In addition to her poetry, literary criticism, and reviews, she has published thrillers and recorded a spoken word CD. Her latest novel, After Light (Signature Editions), is the sumptuously rendered tale of four generations of the Garrison family, from young Deirdre, who flees Ireland in 1920 for a better life in Brooklyn, to those who follow her, encompassing WWII and beyond. Hunter is on faculty at the University of Winnipeg, where she teaches English and Creative Writing. She lives in Winnipeg.