Josiah Neufeld is a magazine journalist and fiction writer who grew up in West Africa and lives in Winnipeg. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He has written about rising seas in Bangladesh, vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, collapseniks in Canada, and uncomfortable friendships in Burkina Faso. His essays and journalism have been published in The Walrus, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, The Globe & Mail, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen and Geez and have been finalists for a National Magazine Award, the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize and the A.C. Forrest Memorial Award. In 2014 he received the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for social justice writing. His fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire, Rhubarb and The New Quarterly and has been shortlisted for a Western Magazine Award.