A native of Toronto, Cary Fagan is an award-winning children’s author, a writer of adult novels, an editor and a contributor to a number of magazines and newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Books in Canada. His work has won the City of Toronto Book Award and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. Cary has written several picture books, including Gogol’s Coat and The Market Wedding.Daughter of the Great Zandini, winner of a Mr. Christie Silver Medal, was Cary’s first novel for children. The Fortress of Kaspar Snit was his second. He also wrote Beyond the Dance, a biography of the National Ballet of Canada’s prima ballerina Chan Hon Goh, which was shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children’s non-fiction. Cary lives in Toronto with his family.