Charles Demers is an author, comedian, actor, playwright, screenwriter and political activist. His collection of essays, Vancouver Special (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. He is also the author of Property Values (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018). He is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy The Debaters, with a weekly listening audience of 750,000. Demers lives in Vancouver, BC, where he is working on a second book in the Doctor Annick Boudreau Mystery series, Suicidal Thoughts.