Dawn Promislow was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has lived in Toronto since 1987. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and is the author of Jewels and Other Stories(Mawenzi House, 2010). The book was one of 8 named in honourable mention by the Globe and Mail for best fiction debuts of 2011, and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, 2011. She has had short fiction published in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Numero Cinq, StoryTime, and anthologized in TOK: Writing the New Toronto Book 5 and African Roar 2012. She works in magazine journalism and is writing her second book, a novel.