Fred Stenson has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to capture the West in books like The Trade, Lightning, and The Great Karoo. He has twice won the Grant MacEwan Writer’s Award, and been nominated for the Giller Prize, a Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean). His new novel, Who By Fire (Random House) takes on the competing demands of agriculture, wilderness, and resource development. In addition to his published work, Stenson has directed the Wired Writing Studio at The Banff Centre for eleven years. He was raised on a farm in the Alberta foothills and lives now in Cochrane AB.