Shauna Singh Baldwin was born in Montreal. She is the author of three novels: What the Body Remembers, The Tiger Claw and The Selector of Souls. Her short fiction collections are: English Lessons and Other Stories, and We Are Not in Pakistan. Her awards include The Writers’ Union of Canada prize for short fiction, the CBC Literary Prize, The Friends of American Writers Prize, the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean), and a shortlisting for the Giller Prize.Shauna received her MBA from Marquette University, and her MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her play, We Are So Different Now was performed in Toronto by Sawitri Theater Company. Her seventh book, Reluctant Rebellions: new and selected non-fiction was published in 2016. Shauna received the South Asian Literary Association’s 2018 Distinguished Writer’s Award.