Shoulder up portrait shot, Sam is a white man with short dirty blonde hair, wearing a blue oxford shirt with the top button undone. He is in front of a wall of flowers, his face is partially shaded and he looks almost at the camera with a slight smirk. Photo credit: Cliff Haman.

Sam Shelstad

Sam Shelstad is the author of the story collection Cop House (Nightwood Editions, 2017) and the novel Citizens of Light. He is a regular contributor to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and his work has appeared in magazines including The New Quarterly and Joyland. He was longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, a runner up for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, and finalist for a National Magazine Award. Shelstad lives in Toronto.