Russell Wangersky''s most recent book, The Glass
Harmonica, won the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and was longlisted
for the Relit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the
House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself won Canada''s largest
non-fiction prize, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian
Non-Fiction, the Rogers Communications Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-Fiction Book Award and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative
Non-Fiction. It was also a finalist for the Writer''s Trust
Non-Fiction Prize and was a Globe and Mail Top 100
selection in 2008. His 2006 short story collection The Hour of
Bad Decisions was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,
and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer''s Prize, first
book, Canada and the Caribbean. It was a Globe and Mail Top
100 selection in 2006.Wangersky lives and works in St.
John''s, where he is an editor and columnist with the St.