Anakana Schofield writes fiction, essays, and literary criticism and has a background in theatre and film. She’s written for The Globe and Mail, and The London Review of Books Blog and Little Star. Her fiction has been published in various anthologies and literary magazines. Her non-fiction has been published in Geist magazine. Her debut novel Malarky won the 37th Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was named on 16 Best Book of the Year lists. Anakana has undertaken a number of performance art collaborations with Lori Weidenhammer including Big Mamas Ridin’ High for Chaos, and in 2011 she curated an ongoing series of actions — Rereading the Riot Act — through a curatorial residency with UNIT/PITT Projects. This project includes a series of books Re-reading the Riot Act that will be published through Publication Studio Vancouver.