Mansel Robinson’s plays include Picking Up Chekhov, Two Rooms, Colonial Tongues, Collateral Damage, The Heart As It Lived, Downsizing Democracy, Spitting Slag, Ghost Trains, Street Wheat, Scorched Ice, Thea, and Muskeg & Money. Mansel was also one of ten authors of Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show. Several of Mansel’s plays have been translated, published, and produced in French. He has been shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize for playwriting, nominated twice for Saskatchewan Book of the Year, and is the winner of the John V. Hicks Award and Geist Magazine’s Award for Distance Writing. Robinson has been writer–in–residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton; at the University of Windsor; and at the Regina Public Library. Originally from Chapleau, Ontario, Robinson was based in Saskatoon for twenty years. He now lives in northern Ontario.