Jennifer McCartney is a 26-year-old Canadian novelist and short story writer from Ancaster, Ontario. Her fiction has been broadcast on BBC's Radio 4, and appeared in The Seeker: A Glasgow Literary Review; AIM: America's Intercultural Magazine; Celtic View; Purdue University's Skylark; and Snacks After Swimming, an anthology of new writers. She has lived and worked in Ohio, Michigan, Utah, South Carolina, London and Glasgow, where she was awarded a distinction for her graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.
"As with the best current dystopian writing (Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go come to mind), Afloat stays rooted in the real, the daily details, the human side of political and environmental inevitability. Often insightful, never sentimental, Jennifer McCartney's Afloat is a smart, contemporary debut well worth reading."
— The Globe and Mail