Zalika Reid-Benta is a born and bred Toronto writer, TV fanatic and cheeseburger enthusiast. Her collection of linked short stories, Frying Plantain, will be published by the Anansi imprint, Astoria, on June 4th 2019. Her debut collection has been featured in many outlets, such as CBC, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Refinery29, Quill and Quire, NOW Magazine, Chatelaine Magazine and more. In 2011 George Elliott Clarke recommended her as a “Writer to Watch”. She is an alum of the 2017 Banff Writer’s Studio and a Columbia University MFA fiction graduate.