Michael V. Smith
Michael V. Smith is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches creative writing. His first novel, Cumberland, was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca / Books in Canada First Novel Award. His short fiction has won the Western Magazine Gold Award for Fiction and been nominated for the Journey Prize. In 2007, Smith received the Dayne Ogilvie Award for Emerging Gay Writers and Vancouvers Community Hero of the Year Award. A native of Cornwall, Ontario, Smith currently lives in Kelowna, BC.