Julie Trimingham was born in Montreal and raised semi-nomadically. She trained as a painter at Yale University and as a director at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. Her film work has screened at festivals and been broadcast internationally, and has won or been nominated for a number of awards, including the Genie, Canada’s version of the Oscar. Beauty Crowds Me, a film based on poems by Emily Dickinson, was part of an installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She regularly writes essays for Numéro Cinq magazine and tells stories at the Moth StorySLAMs in Seattle. Her online journal, Notes from Elsewhere, features reportage from places real and imagined; a collection of these fictional essays, Way Elsewhere, is forthcoming from Lettered Streets Press. Her first novel, Mockingbird, was published in 2013. She is currently drafting her second novel.