Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes, which was a shortlisted finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, longlisted for Canada Reads, translated into three languages, and optioned for television. Her writing has been published in Granta, The Nation, The Paris Review, Best Canadian StoriesThe GuardianThe Globe and MailGuernica, and others. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston. She’s always honoured to be entrusted with the words of other writers, whether as an editor at Gulf Coast, as a book critic, as a story consultant for film and television, as creative writing faculty at many schools including the University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and the Flying Books School of Reading and Writing, as a mentor at Diaspora Dialogues, the Writers Union of Canada, and the University of Guelph, or as an arts council jury member. She grew up in Singapore and now lives with her family in Toronto.