Rosemary Nixon's novel Kalila was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award and shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award. She is also the author of two short story collections, Mostly Country and The Cock's Egg. Nixon has judged numerous literary competitions and has taught creative writing at the University of Calgary, Sage Hill Writing Experience, and Anema-by-the-Sea in Greece. She has served as writer-in-residence for the University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Programme and the University of Windsor. She lives in Calgary.