Carole Giangrande was born in Mount Vernon, NY, and grew up in New York City and its suburbs. She came to Toronto in 1962 to study at the University of Toronto. She has worked as a journalist with CBC Radio and published two works of creative non-fiction, The Nuclear North (1983) and Down to Earth: The Crisis in Canadian Farming (1985). Her previous books of literary fiction include the short story collection, Missing Persons, and the novel, A Forest Burning. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Brian Gibson.