Zoe Whittall’s third novel, The Best Kind of People, published by House of Anansi, is being adapted for feature film by Sarah Polley and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, named Indigo’s #1 Book of 2016, and selected as a best book of the year by The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and the National Post. Whittall has worked as a TV writer on The Baroness Von Sketch Show, which Vogue called “the best thing out of Canada since Ryan Gosling,” Schitt’s Creek, and more. She has also written three volumes of poetry, most recently a tenth anniversary re-issue of The Emily Valentine Poems, and the novels Bottle Rocket Hearts and Holding Still for as Long as Possible, which won a Lambda Literary Award and was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Her next novel, The Spectacular, is forthcoming with Ballantine Books in the U.S. and HarperCollins Publishers in Canada. Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Whittall has an MFA from the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto.