KATHY FRIEDMAN is the author of the short-story collection All the Shining People (Anansi, 2022). She studied creative writing at UBC and the University of Guelph, and was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her writing has appeared in Grain, Geist, PRISM international, Canadian Notes & Queries, and the New Quarterly, as well as other publications. She teaches in Humber College’s Bachelor of Creative and Professional Writing program and is also the co-founder and artistic director of InkWell Workshops. Kathy is currently working on a collection of essays about travel, music, and mental health. She lives in Toronto.