Todd Babiak is an author, journalist and screenwriter. His first novel, Choke Hold (Turnstone Press), won the Henry Kreisel Award for best first book and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, The Garneau Block (McClelland and Stewart), was longlisted for the Giller Prize and won the City of Edmonton Book Prize. His screenplay, The Great One, won a Praxis Screenwriting Fellowship. Todd lives and writes in Edmonton.