Merilyn Simonds is the author of more than 17 books of fiction, nonfiction and memoir. Her most well-known book is the creative nonfiction classic, The Convict Lover, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. As a former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and the founding artistic director of Kingston WritersFest, Simonds spends a lot of time thinking about issues that matter to writers. She teaches creative writing and mentors writers around the world. Gutenberg’s Fingerprint explores the development of the book over time and how we read today in light of the digital shift.