Maureen Hunter is one of Canada’s most successful playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada’s major stages, in the United States, and Britain, and by CBC and BBC Radio. Her play Atlantis was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and Transit of Venus, premiered by Manitoba Theatre Centre, became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Hunter’s other plays include Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Footprints on the Moon, I Met a Bully on the Hill, Poor Uncle Ernie in His Covered Cage, The Queen of Queen Street, The Room, Vinci, Wild Mouth, and Winners. A native of Saskatchewan, Maureen now lives on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg.