Liz Harmer is Strange Loops (2023) and The Amateurs (2018), both released with Knopf Canada. The Amateurs was shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award in 2019. Also in 2019, she was the runner-up in the The Image/Mitchell Prize for a suite of poems. In 2018, her story "Never Prosper," originally published in The New Quarterly, was reprinted in the Journey Prize anthology and the Best Canadian Stories. Her writing has appeared in many journals, and in 2014 she won a National Magazine Award for Personal Journalism. Born and raised in and near Hamilton, Ontario she currently lives in Riverside, California. She's at work on a memoir.