Robert Hilles won the Governor General’s Award for poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel, Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. Hilles has published sixteen books of poetry and five books of prose. Hilles’ books have also been shortlisted for The Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Prize, The W.O. Mitchell/City of Calgary Prize, The Stephan G. Stephansson Award, and The Howard O’Hagan Award. Hilles’ second non-fiction book, Calling The Wild, was published by Black Moss Press. His second novel, A Gradual Ruin was published by Doubleday Canada. His most recent poetry books include Slow Ascent, Partake, Time Lapse and Line. All have been published by Black Moss press and his latest, Line, was published in 2018. He has also recently completed a short story collection called Little Pink Houses and a novel set in Thailand called, Don’t Hang Your Soul On That. With his wife Rain Hilles, he divides his time between Salt Spring Island and Khon Kaen Thailand. He is currently completing a new poetry book and novel.