Winner of the 2019 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest, Michael Caleb Tasker was born in Montreal, Canada in 1980 and spent his childhood in Montreal, New Orleans and Buenos Aires. He began his university education at the University of New Orleans, studying classical music and went on to receive a B.A. in Music Composition and American Literature and an M.A. in Professional Writing. He has worked as an actor, house painter, ranch hand and spent several years in Sydney as a staff writer for Look, the Australian fine arts magazine. He has been published in numerous literary journals including Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Australian Book Review, and was runner-up in the John Steinbeck award for short fiction and winner of the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Award. He currently lives in Newcastle, Australia.