D. W. Wilson is the author of Once You Break a Knuckle, a collection of short stories, and Ballistics, a novel. His fiction and essays have appeared in lit mags across the globe, and in 2011 he won the BBC National Short Story Award for "The Dead Roads." Since then he has been shortlisted for numerous fiction prizes, and has won the CBC Canada Writes short story prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize. He studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, and for the last few years he has been teaching creative writing and video games (separately!) at the University of Victoria.