Who am I?
Good question. Still working on that one myself.
I can tell you this much. That I work full-time for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where I’ve helped make many radio shows over the years, including Writers and Company, Quirks and Quarks, and Q. I’ve produced documentaries on science fiction for The Arts Tonight and The Current. I produced Six Impossible Things, a compilation of short fantastical fiction, curated by Nalo Hopkinson, for Between the Covers, and wrote and produced Faster Than Light, hosted by Robert J. Sawyer, for Sunday Showcase.
I spent a decade making radio plays, working on productions such as The Merchant of Venice, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Afghanada, with some of the finest actors, directors and writers in Canada. I engineered and story-edited Steve the First, a post-apocalyptic science fiction radio play mini-series, and its sequel, Steve the Second, which won a silver Mark Time Award. I produced and directed the pilot of Canadia: 2056, and story-edited all subsequent episodes. I am responsible for all the funniest bits.
In 2007, I left production to join the CBC management team. These days I’m Director of Production Support.
My short fiction has been published in Canada, Australia and Greece. I’ve been nominated twice for an Aurora Award, one of Canada’s top awards for science fiction and fantasy, for my work on CBC Radio.
My first novel, A Time and a Place, is due out from Five Rivers Press in November 2017.
I live in Whitby with my wife and two daughters, and our golden retriever and Siberian forest cat.
You can reach me at: ilanderz(@)gmail.com