Cordelia Strube is an accomplished playwright and the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including Alex & Zee, Teaching Pigs to Sing, and Lemon. Winner of the CBC Literary Competition and a Toronto Arts Foundation Award, she has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Trillium Book Award, the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Prix Italia, and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A two time finalist for ACTRA's Nellie Award celebrating excellence in Canadian broadcasting, she is also a three time nominee for the ReLit Award. Her most recent novel, On The Shores Of Darkness There Is Light won the 2016 City of Toronto Book Award.