Benoit Aquin (cover and photographs, p. 24) is a Montreal-based photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Canadian Geographic, and the Guardian.
Robert Jago (“Take Back the Parks,” p. 14), a member of the Kwantlen First Nation, is a Montreal-based writer and entrepreneur.
Ryan Mcnutt (“Least Coast,” p. 17) is a Halifax-based writer and editor who has covered music for outlets such as Maisonneuve, Exclaim!, and The Coast.
Nik Dudukovic (illustration, p. 17) is a Toronto-based illustrator and animation designer. He has worked with clients such as Marvel, the nfl, and the Sochi Olympic Games.
Anita Lahey (“Feed the Birds,” p. 21) is the assistant series editor for Best Canadian Poetry in English, an annual anthology from Tightrope Books. Her latest book, The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture, was published in 2013.
Aimée van Drimmelen (illustration, p. 21) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Victoria. Her clients include Reader’s Digest Canada, the NFB, and the Boston Globe.
Michael Lista (“No Asylum,” p. 24) is a writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, and Toronto Life. His most recent book, Strike Anywhere: Essays, Reviews & Other Arsons, was published this past June.
Adam Gopnik (“Till Dinner Do Us Part,” p. 36) is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest memoir, At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York, was published in September.
Sandi Falconer (illustration, p. 36) is a Muskoka-based illustrator. Her work has been published in the Globe and Mail, Cottage Life, and Reader’s Digest Canada.
Patricia Pearson (“Jagged Little Pills,” p. 42) is a Toronto-based journalist and the author of six books, including A Brief History of Anxiety...yours & Mine, which was later adapted as a cbc documentary.
Pete Ryan ( illustrations, p. 42) has worked with the Wall Street Journal and Variety.
Michael Harris (“A Recognized Man,” p. 52) is the Vancouver-based author of two books of non-fiction, The End of Absence and Solitude. He recently created labsthecomic.com with his partner, Kenny Park.
Genevieve Simms (illustration, p. 52) is an illustrator. She is currently completing a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Toronto.
Susan Glickman (“Laurentian Suite,” p. 58) is a Toronto-based teacher and editor, and the author of thirteen books of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism.
Michelle Dean (“The Talking Dead,” p. 61) is a Los Angeles–based critic and journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. Her first book, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, will be published in 2018.
Maria Nguyen (illustration, p. 61) is a Mississauga-based illustrator and designer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and the National Post.
Karen Stiller (“Lonelier Than Thou,” p. 66) is an Ottawa-based writer and editor. She is currently working on a memoir.
Tallulah Fontaine (illustrations, p. 10, 12, 66) is a Toronto-based illustrator whose clients include Vice, Glamour UK, and The Economist. Shane Book (“Dad Bod,” p. 63) is a Victoria-based poet, filmmaker, and professor. His most recent volume of poetry, Congotronic, was a finalist for the Griffin Prize.