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 co-edited and published the litmag Front&Centre from 1999-2016.