Liam Durcan's first book, the story collection A Short Journey by Car (Véhicule), was chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of the Top 100 Books of 2004, and his work was featured in the annual anthology of up-and-coming new writers, Coming Attractions 2003 (Oberon). Durcan published his first novel, Garcia’s Heart, with M&S in 2007. It was also published in Taiwan, China, Italy, The Netherlands, and the USA. It was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. His second novel, The Measure of Darkness, won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction in 2016. Born in Winnipeg, Durcan is a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and an assistant professor at McGill University.