KENNETH BONERT's debut novel, The Lion Seeker, won numerous awards, including: the Sami Rohr Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award. It was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Holiday Selection. His short stories have appeared in Grain and The Fiddlehead. His story "Packers and Movers" was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and his novella Peacekeepers, 1995 appeared in McSweeney's. A one-time journalist, his articles appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post and other publications.