Kristen den Hartog is the author of four novels, Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, Origin of Haloes, and And Me Among Them, published in the U.S. as The Girl Giant. Her work has been nominated for both the Trillium Award and the Toronto Book Award, and her latest novel won the Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Fiction. Her first non-fiction book, The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland, was a Globe and Mail Best Book, written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski. They are currently at work on a new collaboration about their grandmother’s family in Edwardian London’s poorest neighbourhoods. Den Hartog lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.