Matthew Firth was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He now lives in Ottawa where he works by day for a national trade union. He is the author of three earlier
collections of short fiction, most recently Suburban Pornography and Other Stories (Anvil Press, 2006). Paris’ 13e Note Editions will publish a collection of his fiction in French translation titled Sur Le Cul in 2012. He is co-editor and publisher of the litmag Front&Centre and has run the micro-press Black Bile Press since 1993.