Byrna Barclay has published ten novels and short story collections including House of the White Elephant (Burton House Books, 2015). Her book, Crosswinds (Coteau, 1995), won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction, and her first novel, Summer of the Hungry Pup (NeWest Press, 1981), won the Saskatchewan Book Award for First Novel. She was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2005. She has served as chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and as president of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. Barclay lives in Regina.