Jean Smith is best known as the singer and lyricist in the literary rock duo Mecca Normal (Matador, Kill Rock Stars and K Records). She is the author of two published novels and a two-time recipient of Canada Council for the Arts awards as a professional writer of creative fiction. Her writing has appeared in Village Voice, NPR online, the American Book Award winning anthology Sounding Off!: Music as Resistance / Rebellion / Revolution, The Globe & Mail, Rolling Stone, Review of Contemporary Fiction, McSweeney's, and 3:AM Literary Magazine. Jean writes a weekly column for Magnet Magazine online. She is currently seeking a literary agent.