Pasha Malla is an author of poetry and fiction, including the short story collection The Withdrawal Method and the novels People Park, Fugue States, and Kill the Mall. His writing has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, an Arthur Ellis Award, and several National Magazine awards. He has also been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Prize, and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Malla has taught creative writing at York University, the University of Toronto, and Brock University. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.