Winnipeg-born Glen Downie has published fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and seven books of poetry, including The Angel of Irrational Numbers, Desire Lines and his newest, Local news (Wolsak & Wynn). His sixth, Loyalty Management, won the Toronto Book Award. His work has appeared in the secondary school textbook Inside Poetry, as well as in many anthologies and journals. Downie worked in cancer care in Vancouver for several years, then served a term as writer-in-residence at Dalhousie University’s Medical Humanities Program. he has since returned to a life of anonymity in Toronto as an at-home father.