Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; and two books of poetry, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies. A recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers’ Award, she has been shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award, the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award, the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her critical book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s has just come out with the TransCanada Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She is an Associate Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.