Ann Shin is a writer and filmmaker, as well as an award-winning poet. Her poetry collection The Family China won the Anne Green Award and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her documentary My Enemy, My Brother was shortlisted for a 2016 Academy Award and nominated for an Emmy. Her previous documentary, The Defector: Escape from North Korea won 7 awards including Best Documentary and Best Documentary Director at the 2014 Canadian Screen Academy Awards, a SXSW Interactive Award, and a Canadian Digi Award. Ann lives in Toronto with her partner, two daughters and two cast. The Last Exiles is her first novel.