Naben Ruthnum won the Journey Prize for his short fiction and has published cultural criticism for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Hazlitt, and The Walrus. His 2017 book Curry: Reading, Eating and Race (Coach House) explores immigrant cultural identity in food and literature. His crime fiction debut Find You in the Dark, written under the name Nathan Ripley, was an Arthur Ellis Awards finalist for Best
First Novel. His latest thriller, Your Life is Mine (Simon & Schuster Canada), “takes a domestic approach to the cult phenomena, focusing on the most compact cult unit of all: the family” (Quill & Quire). Also a screenwriting partner with Kris Bertin, Ruthnum lives in Toronto.