Born in 1965, Heather Burt grew up in Montreal and Vancouver. She has an M.A. from the University of Montreal, and her short stories, two of them prize-winning, have been published in a variety of journals in Canada and the United States. Heather lives in Vancouver, where she teaches English and creative writing at Langara College. Adam's Peak is her first novel.
"Burt fits naturally and beautifully into that group of writers who have given Canadian literature its reputation for creating compelling psychological landscapes peopled by wonderfully wise and complex characters.... The plot deftly leaps several decades, from the 1940s to the present, longer than that if you count memories, and bridges Great Britain, Sri Lanka and Canada with a political sophistication worthy of a much more mature writer."
—The Winnipeg Free Press