Peter Norman is the author of two books of poetry, At the Gates of the Theme Park and Water Damage. His fiction and poetry have been published in The Walrus, SubTerrain, Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Arc Poetry Magazine and many other publications. His debut novel, Emberton (Douglas & McIntyre) is a nearly-unclassifiable work aimed at lovers of books and language who also appreciate a dose of gothic horror genre and a dash of humour. A young man who cannot read is nonetheless hired by a sinister dictionary publisher—the tale is original and more than a touch weird. Norman divides his time between Ontario and Quebec.