Thomas Wharton was born in northern Alberta. His acclaimed first novel, "Icefields (1995), won the regional Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean and Canada), the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award, and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize. "Salamander (2001) was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General's Award. His work has been anthologized in Canada and the US. Wharton lives in Edmonton with his wife, Sharon, and their three...See more