Andrew Steinmetz was born in Montreal in 1965. His poems and fiction have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, maisonneuve, The New Quarterly, and Poetry New York. He is a frequent contributor to Books in Canada and the Montreal Review of Books. His memoir Wardlife was short-listed for the 2000 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, as well as for the 2000 QWF First Book Award and Mavis Gallant Prize for non-fiction. His poetry collection Histories was short listed for the 2001 QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Steinmetz holds a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from the Université de Montréal, as well as a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He is the editor of Esplanade Books, the fiction imprint at Véhicule Press. He lives in Ottawa.