About the Author

Hilary Scharper

Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist and a professor of at the University of Toronto, where she teaches courses on animals, culture and nature. Her literary works both probe and celebrate the role of the imagination in linking us to the natural world.

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 of the US Sanctuary Movement: GOD AND CAESAR AT THE RIO GRANDE (University of Minnesota Press; Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award). 
Next: LONELY ISLAND (a novel).