Fred Stenson is the author of thirteen books, including four novels Lonesome Hero, Last One Home, The Trade and Lightning. He is the recipient of the George Bugnet Novel Award, the City of Edmonton Book Prize and a Giller Prize nomination for The Trade, two AMPIA awards for best documentary script and the Canadian Authors Association Silver Medal for Lonesome Hero. He is the only twotime winner of the $25,000 Grant MacEwan Authors Prize. He lives in Calgary with his wife, the author and professor Pamela Banting. He has two children.