Raised on a farm near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Cariou holds a Ph.D from the University or Toronto and has lectured at UBC. His fiction, including stories that have appeared in Stag Lines: Stories by Men and Due West, won him a CBC literary Competition Prize in 1991. He wrote The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs (Coteau, 1999) and Lake of the Prairies: Autobiography of a Place (Doubleday Canada, 2001).

[BCBW 2003]