Annette Lapointe holds a PhD in Contemporary Canadian Literature and teaches literature and gender studies at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba. Her first novel, Stolen, was nominated for a Giller Prize and was the Winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards (First Book Award and Saskatoon Book Award). A Finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, as well as being cited as a Globe & Mail Top 5 First Fiction choice, Stolen also garnered Ms. Lapointe a Canadian Authors Association-BookTV Emerging Writer award. Annette has lived in Saskatoon, Quebec City, St John’s, South Korea, and currently resides in Winnipeg. Much of the first draft of Whitetail Shooting Gallery was written in a fried chicken joint in Jinju, South Korea.