Steven Hayward was born and lives in Toronto. He teaches at York University, where he is writing a dissertation on Shakespeare. Buddha Stevens and Other Stories is his first book, and it brings together his strongest work of the last five years. Hayward has published numerous articles in various scholarly journals, and his short fiction has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Iowa Review, The Canadian Fiction Magazine, and The Greensboro Review. He is currently at work on a novel.