Helen Marshall is a critically acclaimed author, editor, and Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University. Her first collection of fiction, Hair Side, Flesh Side, which won the Sydney J Bounds Award in 2013, emerged from her work as a book historian. Rather than taking the long view of history, her second collection, Gifts for the One Who Comes After, negotiated very personal issues of legacy and tradition, creating myth-infused worlds where “love is as liable to cut as to cradle, childhood is a supernatural minefield, and death is ‘the slow undoing of beautiful things’ ” (Quill&Quire, starred review). It won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. Her first novel, Everything that is Born, will be released by Random House Canada in 2018.