Annabel Lyon's first novel, The Golden Mean, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Ethel Wilson Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize. Winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, The Golden Mean has been translated into fourteen languages and became a #1 bestseller in Canada. Among Lyon's other work is Oxygen, a short story collection nominated for the Danuta Gleed Award, and The Best Thing for You, a collection of novellas that was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Before Lyon decided to write full-time, she studied classical music, philosophy, and law and taught piano. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and two children.