Robert McGill was born in Wiarton, Ontario and grew up there. His first novel, The Mysteries, was named one of the top five Canadian fiction books of the year by Quill & Quire. His second novel, Once We Had a Country, was longlisted for the Encore Award. His newest novel is A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life. He has also published two nonfiction books, The Treacherous Imagination: Intimacy, Ethics, and Autobiographical Fiction (2013) and War Is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature (2017). Robert's short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, The Journey Prize Anthology, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and Descant. He teaches at the University of Toronto. Visit Robert at robert-mcgill.com.