About the Author
Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist. Her stories have been described as ecogothic: a new and emerging literary genre that builds on elements of the traditional gothic but highlights human-nature relationships. Her major works include a novel PERDITA (Simon&Schuster, Source Books, La Court Echelle French version), a collection of short stories DREAM DRESSES (Seraphim Editions), and an award winning ethnography on the US Sanctuary Movement: GOD AND CAESAR AT THE RIO GRANDE (University of Minnesota Press; Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award).
Her next novel: LONELY ISLAND.
Hilary is also a professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses on the anthropology-of-animals, cultural-approaches-to-nature, and cities-and-nature.