Catherine Hunter is a Canadian poet, novelist, editor and professor. She received a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg and an M.A. and PhD from the University of Victoria. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Latent Heat, which received the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year in 1997. She is also the author of three literary mysteries: Queen of Diamonds, The Dead of Midnight and Where Shadows Burn. She is a professor of English at the U of Winnipeg.