Winner of the 2014 Ernest Hemingway flash fiction award, 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 Bellevue Literary Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The New Ohio Review, and was runner-up in the 2014 John Steinbeck award for short fiction and the 2015 Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Contest. He currently lives in Newcastle, Australia.