BRENDA HASIUK’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies, Up All Night and A Song for Kataryna: Stories for Ukrainians in Canada. Her debut novel, Where the Rocks Say Your Name (Thistledown), a sensitive and powerful exploration of four troubled teens in a northern Manitoba town, was shortlisted for this year’s McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Hasiuk was also short-listed this year for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She lives in Winnipeg.