Born in Lebanon during the civil war, Dimitri Nasrallah (B.Hon, MA) lived in Kuwait, Greece, and Dubai before settling in Canada in 1988. He is the author of two novels: Niko (Esplanade Editions, 2011), which won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and has been longlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Award; and Blackbodying (DC Books, 2005), which won the McAuslan First Book Award and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montreal. His short fiction has won the 2006 CBC Quebec Writing Competition, while his literary journalism has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, and Montreal Review of Books. He has worked prolifically as a music journalist and critic, serving as an editor at the national music magazine Exclaim! from 2009 to 2011. A teacher of both creative and essay writing, Nasrallah has served as a lecturer with Concordia University’s English Department since 2007.