Madeline Sonik is a teacher, writer, and editor. Her work has been published extensively in journals, magazines, and academic anthologies. Her literary nonfiction title, AFFLICTIONS AND DEPARTURES (Anvil Press, 2011), won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, was a Finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction, and was nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian non- Fiction. Her other books include STONE SIGHTINGS (Inanna Publications, 2008), FONTAINEBLEAU (Anvil Press, 2020), Arms, Drying the Bones, and Belinda and the Dustbunnys. She has a MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Education, both from UBC. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards, prizes and fellowships for her writing. She currently teaches at the University of Victoria.