Novelist, playwright and poet, Dennison Smith is author of two novels, The Eye of the Day (Harper Collins Canada, 2014) and Scavenger (Insomniac Press, 1998). A collection of her poetry, Fermata appeared with Quattro Press, Canada in 2013. She is the recipient of Canada and Ontario Arts Council grants, the Agnes Nixon Award for Playwriting, the Francis Lerner Award for Performance Literature, and the Stand International Short Story Award. She holds a Masters with Distinction in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she is presently undertaking her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing and completing her third novel, Seeds. Though American and Canadian, she now lives permanently in England.