Aritha van Herk lives and works in Calgary, western Canada. She has published five novels: Judith, which received the Seal First Novel Award; The Tent Peg; No Fixed Address: An Amorous Journey; Places Far From Ellesmere; and Restlessness. Her two works of non-fiction, In Visible Ink and A Frozen Tongue explore elements of silence and seduction. Her most recent expedition into time and words is Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta, which won the Grant McEwan Author’s Award. Her popular, creative and critical work has been translated into ten languages.

Her story ‘Hide and Seak’ appears in Light Transports.