Edna Alford is the author of two collections of short fiction, A Sleep Full of Dreams and The Garden of Eloise Loon. She received the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (co-winner) in 1981 and the Marian Engel Award for fiction in 1988. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Oxford Collection of Canadian Short Stories, The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women, Best Canadian Stories, and others. She was co-founder and co-editor of Dandelion magazine, fiction editor of Grain magazine (1985–90), and has co-edited the Banff Centre Press anthologies Meltwater, Rip-rap, and Intersections. Edna continues to edit and teach fiction as well as work on her own creative writing.