Winner of the 2019 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest, Michael Caleb Tasker was born in Montreal, Canada and spent his childhood in Montreal, New Orleans and Buenos Aires. He began his university education at the University of New Orleans, and went on to receive a B.A. in Music Composition and American Literature, a Masters Degree, and a PhD focusing on the medieval roots of existential noir fiction. He has worked as a journalist, university lecturer, copywriter, 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, Glimmer Train, The Southern Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Australian Book Review, and was runner-up in the John Steinbeck award for short fiction. He currently lives in Adelaide, Australia, where he manages a visual arts and supplies building.