KEVIN HARDCASTLE is a fiction writer from Simcoe County, Ontario. He is the author of the novel In the Cage and the short story collection Debris, which won the Trillium Book Award and the ReLit Award for Short Fiction, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Hardcastle’s short fiction has been widely published in Canada and the United States, in journals such as The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Puritan, EVENT, and Shenandoah. His writing has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories 24 and 26, Best Canadian Stories 15, and Internazionale. He lives and works in Toronto.