Ian McGillis was born in Hull, Quebec, grew up in Edmonton, and now lives in Montreal. He is a regular contributor to The Gazette and co-edits the Montreal Review of Books. His journalism has also appeared in the Globe and Mail and the National Post. McGillis is the author of A Tourist’s Guide to Glengarry (Porcupine’s Quill), the critically acclaimed story of a day in the life of a nine-year old Edmontonian. The book was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal, the Hugh MacLennan prize and the QWF First Book Award.