Aritha van Herk is a University Professor of English at the University of Calgary, as well as a novelist, writer, teacher and public intellectual who works within culture and education. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her award-winning novels, articles, essays and reviews have been translated, praised and discussed internationally. These novels include The Tent Pig, Places Far from Ellesmere, Restlessness, No Fixed Address -- which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 1986 -- and Judith, which received the Seal First Novel Award in 1978. Her non fiction works include: A Frozen Tongue, Mavericks (Grant MacEwan Author’s Award winner), and In Visible Ink which is part of Smaro Kamboureli’s “The Writer as Critic” Series with NeWest Press. She currently lives in Calgary.