Will Aitken was born in Indiana and moved to Canada to attend McGill University in 1972. Since then he has made his home in Montreal his home, where he co-founded the city’s first gay and lesbian bookstore, Librairie L’Androgyne, in 1974. He has worked as a writer and broadcaster for the CBC, the BBC, and National Public Radio in the U.S., and as a journalist for The Globe and Mail and the National Post, among other publications. His novels include Terre Haute and A Visit Home. His latest book is Antigone Undone.