KATE TAYLOR was born in France and raised in Ottawa. Her debut novel, Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region) and the Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, A Man in Uniform, was nominated for the Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award and won Kingston Reads: Battle of the Books in 2011. A recipient of the National Newspaper Award and the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy journalism, she is a long-time contributor to the arts pages of The Globe and Mail, where she currently serves as lead film critic and writes a weekly column about culture. She lives in Toronto.