Dianne Warren won several prizes for the short fiction that formed her first three books, including the Marian Engel Award for fiction in 2004, given by the Writers' Trust of Canada. Her first novel, Juliet in August (published as Cool Water in Canada), was long-listed for the Giller Prize and won the prestigious Governor General's Award in 2010, which are Canada's two major literary prizes. Dianne has lived in the province of Saskatchewan for most of her life. The Great Sand Hills are just west of the town of Swift Current, where 100 years ago her grandfather registered his homestead, and she remains close to her roots, retaining her love for the prairie landscape and rural ways and for the western humor that still thrives there. She lives with her husband and two sons in Regina.