Ian Orti's first book, The Olive and the Dawn (Snare Books; 2009), won the Best Book prize at the Expozine Alternative Press Awards. Six months later he released the novel L (and things come apart) (Invisible Publishing; 2010), which on a CBC Book Club Award and was praised for its poetic style and experimental structure. He is a senior editor at Matrix Magazine where he has been writing a music column since 2008. He spends his time between Montreal, the coast of Ecuador, and Berlin. He is currently working on more books.