Claire Cameron grew up in Toronto and studied at Queen’s University. She’s led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, teaching mountaineering, climbing, and white-water rafting in Oregon. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Salon, and the Rumpus. She is a staff writer at the Millions. Her award-winning novels include The Line Painter and The Bear, and her latest novel The Last Neanderthal was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.