Nadine McInnis is the author of seven books, the most recent being Two Hemispheres (Brick Books, Fall 2007), a book-length poetic exploration of illness and health partially inspired by the first medical photographs of women patients of the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum in 1850, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Pat Lowther Award, the ReLit Award, the People’s Choice Award and the Lampman-Scott Award. Her other books include First Fire /ce feu qui devore, a bilingual selected and new poems, Quicksilver (short fiction) Hand to Hand (poetry); Poetics of Desire, a critical study of the love poems of Dorothy Livesay, The Litmus Body (poetry) and Shaking the Dreamland Tree (poetry). Her last collection of short stories, Quicksilver was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award for best first book of short stories by a Canadian, The Writers Craft Award for best book of short stories by an Ontario author and the Ottawa Book Award. She’s also a past prize-winner in the CBC Literary Competition.