Russell Smith is one of Canada’s funniest and nastiest writers. His previous novels, including How Insensitive and Girl Crazy, are records of urban frenzy and exciting underworlds. His newest book, Confidence, was nominated for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize as well as the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. He writes a provocative weekly column on the arts in the national Globe and Mail, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Guelph. Russell Smith lives and writes in Toronto.