The author of a clutch of novels, plays, film scripts and short story and poetry collections, MICHAEL MIROLLA’s publications include three Bressani Prize winners: the novel Berlin (2010); the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (2014); and the short story collection Lessons in Relationship Dyads (2016). His novella, The Last News Vendor, won the 2020 Hamilton Literary Award for fiction. Two short stories – “The Sand Flea” and “Casebook: In The Matter of Father Dante Lazaro” – are Pushcart Prize nominees. Aside from his writing, Michael has worked as an editor for more than 40 years and, over the last decade, has served as the co-owner and editor in chief of Guernica Editions, a Canadian literary book publishing house. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now lives in Hamilton, Ontario.