Susan Doherty Hannaford's debut novel, A Secret Music, has won the 2016 Grace Irwin Prize, and the young adult fiction prize, both awarded by the Word Guild. As well, A Secret Music won silver in the fiction category of young adult general fiction awarded by Literary Classics.
Judith Kalman was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1954, and grew up in Montreal. Her B.A. is from Concordia University and her M.A. is from the University of Windsor where she studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates and Alistair Macleod. She has lived in Windsor, London, Ontario, and Grand Prairie, Alberta. Currently she resides in Toronto.