Born and raised in Edmonton, Myrna Kostash is a fulltime non-fiction writer and author of four books. Besides writing for diverse magazines, Kostash has written for theatre cabaret, radio drama, and television documentary. As one of Canada's best-known writer-exponents of creative non-fiction, she has been writer-in-residence in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at the Whyte Museum, Banff; Ashley Fellow at Trent University; and has lectured throughout western Canada. She is a member of the Writers' Guild of Alberta, The Writers' Union of Canada and PEN. She is Alberta representative to the Board of Canadian Conference of the Arts. Kostash is the author of All of Baba's Children; Bloodlines: A Journey Into Eastern Europe ("one of [1993's] ten best books of the year" Maclean's); Doomed Bridegroom: A Memoir; The Next Canada: In Search of the Future Nation, and All of Baba's Great Grandchildren: Ethnic Identity in the Next Canada. She has been Max Bell Professor of Journalism at the University of Regina, and in 1993–94 served as the Chair of the Writer's Union of Canada.