Maureen Medved is a fiction and screen writer, playwright and an essayist for Herizons as well as Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. Her work has been distributed and performed internationally. Maureen has been nominated for and won a number of awards. Bruce McDonald directed a film based on Maureen’s screenplay adaptation of her novel, The Tracey Fragments, which screened at MOMA and also won the Manfred Salzgeber Prize at the 57th Berlinale. Her novel, Black Star, will be published by Anvil Press in 2018. Another book, a collection of essays on women in screen and television, will be published by Anvil in 2019.