Michael Byers (cover; illustrations, p. 20) has contributed to Variety , the New York Times , and the Wall Street Journal . Irma Kniivila (illustrations, beginning on p. 8) works for clients in animation, comics, and advertising.
Graeme Bayliss (“It Doesn’t Get Better,” p. 13) is the managing editor of The Walrus .
Angela Mombourquette (“Bridgespotting,” p. 15) teaches journalism at the University of King’s College, in Halifax.
Breese Davies (“Don’t Blame the Defence,” p. 16) practises criminal law and is a vice-president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.
Rhiannon Russell (“Chug, Run, Repeat,” p. 17) has written for Maisonneuve , Hazlitt , and the Whitehorse Star .
Don Gillmor (“Stuck,” p. 20) published his latest novel, Long Change , in 2015.
Carmine Starnino (poem, p. 28) is a senior editor at The Walrus .
Adrian Forrow (illustration, p. 28) has contributed to The New Yorker and Bloomberg View .
Laura Trethewey (“Float Free or Die,” p. 30) is compiling a collection of non-fiction essays about people and the ocean.
Chloë Ellingson (“Float Free or Die,” p.30) is a documentary photographer.
David Macfarlane (“War Wounds,” p. 42) is touring a play this summer entitled The Door You Came In , based on his Newfoundland family memoir, The Danger Tree .
Mügluck (illustrations, beginning on p. 49) won American Illustration Awards in 2014 and 2015. Mona Awad (“Bye Judy and Good Luck,” p. 50) released her debut novel-in-stories, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl , earlier this year.
Liz Howard ( poem, p. 54) is a research officer in cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto.
David Bergen (“Never Too Late,” p. 55) will publish a new novel, Stranger , in September.
Lisa Moore (“The Shoe Emporium,” p. 61) published Flannery , a novel for young adults, in May.
Karen Solie ( poem, p. 64) released her fourth collection, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out , last year.
Pasha Malla (“Map Quest,” p. 71) compiled the 2015 found-poem collection Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion with Jeff Parker.
Lauren Tamaki (illustration, p. 71) has drawn for the New York Times , GQ , and Toronto Life .
Naben Ruthnum (“Working-Class Hero,” p. 75) is a Journey Prize–winning author and a former books columnist for the National Post .
Josh Holinaty (illustration, p. 75) counts Wired , The New Republic , and the Globe and Mail among his clients.
Michael Lista (“Poetry Slam,” p. 79) co-edits Partisan magazine and recently released a collection of essays, Strike Anywhere .
Genevieve Simms (illustration, p. 79) draws for such publications as Canadian Business and McSweeney’s .