Kris Bertin is a writer from Halifax, NS with work featured in The Walrus, The Malahat Review, TNQ, PRISM International and many others. He is a two-time winner of the Jack Hodgins' Founders' Award for Fiction and has had his work anthologized in The Journey Prize Anthology, Oberon's Coming Attractions and EXILE's CVC Anthology. His first book of short stories, entitled BAD THINGS HAPPEN (Biblioasis) won the Writers' Union of Canada's 2017 Danuta Gleed Award.
Born into a military family, Kris lived in BC and Ontario as a child, then did the rest of his growing up in Lincoln, New Brunswick. He attended Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, studying English Literature and Creative Writing, but left before graduating. Since then, he has worked as a mover, a general labourer, an assistant curator in an art gallery, a call-centre cell-phone rep, a Mongolian-grill cook, a bouncer, and a writer. He currently works as a bartender at Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs.