K.R. Byggdin is the author of Wonder World (Enfield & Wizenty 2022), a book that explores the possibilities of queer belonging in small-town Canada. The novel won the 2023 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was a finalist for the ReLit Award for Fiction. K.R. holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English and Creative Writing from Dalhousie University and is currently completing studies towards an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. They are also an alum of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s Alistair MacLeod Mentorship program and the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writers Intensive. Their writing has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts and has appeared in anthologies and journals across Canada, the UK, and New Zealand. Born and raised on the Prairies, they now call the East Coast home.