Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. Walls won the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Di Cintio’s essays have been published in the Walrus, Canadian Geographic, the International New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller, and Afar. He is a former writer-in-residence with the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, the Iceland Writers Retreat, and the Palestine Writing Workshop. He lives in Calgary.