Barbara Lambert is a writer and textile designer. Her previous work includes A Message for Mr. Lazarus (2000) and The Allegra Series (1999). She was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Prize and the Journey Prize, and has won the Danuta Gleed Award for Best First Collection of Short Fiction, and the Malahat Review Novella Prize. Lambert has lived in Vancouver, Ottawa, Barbados, and Italy. She now resides in Penticton, BC.