Michael Turner's first book, Company Town, was nominated for the 1992 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. His second book, the novel Hard Core Logo, was made into an acclaimed feature film, for which Michael received a Genie Award for his contribution to the movie's soundtrack. His screenplay-cum-novel, American Whiskey Bar, was produced as a live television special on CityTV in 1998. In 2000 he received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for The Pornographer's Poem. His latest work of fiction, 8x10, was published in the fall of 2009 by Doubleday Canada. Turner lives in Vancouver.
Dieter Roelstraete is a curator at muhka, the museum of contemporary art in Antwerp, Belgium, where he recently co-curated Intertidal, a survey and exhibition of contemporary art from Vancouver that included the work black-and-white images of Roy Arden.