Born in Saskatchewan, Michael Helm has lived most recently in Michigan and Toronto. He is the acclaimed author of The Projectionist, a finalist for The Giller Prize, and In the Place of Last Things, which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and for a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. He studied literature at the University of Toronto, and has taught at colleges and universities in Canada and in the U.S. His writings on fiction, poetry, and photography have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines, including Brick, where he has been an editor since 2003.
“Michael Helm’s very fine novel is a rarity, an eloquent and passionate appeal to both readers’ hearts and their minds.”
— Guy Vanderhaeghe