Michael Crummey is author of the memoir Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation; seven books of poetry, including Arguments with Gravity (winner of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry); and the short fiction collection Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, as was his fourth novel Sweetland. 2019’s The Innocents, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Crummey lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.