Lauren Kirshner lives in Dufferin Grove. She recently was named Toronto’s best emerging author by Now. Her debut novel, Where We Have to Go (M. & S., 2009) was short-listed for the 2010 Toronto Book Award, has been translated into German and Dutch, and soon will be published in the U.S. Recently, she was appointed the writer-in-residence for the County of Brant Public Library, and is at work on her second novel. Last updated, Christmas, 2011.