Claire Tacon‘s first novel, In the Field, was the winner of the 2010 Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bronwen Wallace Award, the CBC Literary Prize and has appeared in journals and anthologies such as The New Quarterly, SubTerrain and Best Canadian Short Stories. Claire is a lecturer at St. Jerome’s University and her second book, In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo is out with Wolsak & Wynn.