Claire Cameron led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and taught mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Globe and Mail, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a staff writer at The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for Best First Novel. Her second novel, The Bear, was a #1 national bestseller and was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Last Neanderthal was a national bestseller and finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She lives in Toronto. Photo by David Kerr.