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Martha Baillie is a poet and author of six novels, including The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, which was an O Magazine editors’ pick, and The Incident Report, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her poems have appeared in Descant, Prairie Fire, and The Antigonish Review. Baillie studied at the Sorbonne and travelled extensively through parts of Asia before returning to Toronto, where she lives and works for the Toronto Public Library.