KANADA is written by Jonathan Ball.
Jonathan Ball holds a PhD in English, teaches literature, film, and writing at universities in Winnipeg, and writes innovative fiction, poetry, film, and criticism. He is the author of numerous books, including Ex Machina (BookThug), a poetry book about how machines have changed what it means to be human, Clockfire (Coach House Books), a collection of 77 plays that would be impossible to produce, The Politics of Knives (Coach House Books), poems about violence, narrative, and spectatorship, and winner of a Manitoba Book Award, and The National Gallery (forthcoming from Coach House Books). Jonathan also published John Paizs’s Crime Wave (University of Toronto Press), an academic study of a neglected Canadian cult film classic, which was launched at the Toronto International Film Festival and also won a Manitoba Book Award. Jonathan has also directed short films, (including Spoony B, which sold to The Comedy Network), served as the managing editor of dANDelion magazine, and founded the literary journal Maelstrom. In 2014, Jonathan won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way and helps serious writers develop their skills through artistic experimentation.