About Robert J.C. Stead
Robert James Campbell Stead was born in 1880 in Lanark County, Ontario. Early in his childhood he moved to Cartwright, Manitoba, which would later inspire the setting for much of his fiction. Among the thirteen novels and books of verse he wrote between 1908 and 1931, his most well-known to date is Grain (1926). He died in 1959.
Neil Querengesser is professor of English at Concordia University College of Alberta.
Jean Horton is professor emerita of English at Concordia University College of Alberta.