Seán Virgo was born in Malta, and grew up in South Africa, Malaya, Ireland and the UK. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 and has lived on Haida Gwaii, various Gulf Islands, the Bruce Peninsula, Newfoundland, and for the last decade in Saskatchewan. Virgo has won the CBC Literary Competition twice, the BBC3 Short Story Competition, and National Magazine Awards for both poetry and prose. He has published both poetry and fiction books, including A Traveller Came By, nonagon fugue, and Begging Questions. His new book is Dibidalen: ten stories (Thistledown). Virgo lives in Eastend SK, on the Frenchman River.