Will Ferguson is the author of more than a dozen books ranging from travel guides to works of literary fiction. He won the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel 419 and is a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. His travels have taken him from Indonesia to Argentina. He has walked across Northern Ireland in the rain and has hitchhiked the length of Japan. In 2010, he was named the head writer on the Vancouver Olympics Closing Ceremonies, penning material for the likes of Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, and Martin Short. He lives in Calgary.