Daniel Coleman. <i>Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place</i>
Aritha van Herk is the author of five novels, two books of criticism, and many non-fiction and ficto-critical texts, especially works investigating the idea of geographical and historical temperament as tonal accompaniment to landscape. Her latest publications are Prairie Gothic and In This Place (with photographer George Webber) and the prose/poetry work, Stampede and the Westness of West. She has published hundreds of articles, reviews and essays on Canadian culture. She teaches literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Calgary in Alberta.