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Lydia Perović has written long-form journalism, interviews and essays for  Canadian and American media since 2001, including The Globe and Mail, The Wholenote, The Believer, The Awl, n + 1, Listen, openDemocracy, Xtra!, Opera Canada, C Magazine and Literary Mothers. She grew up in Montenegro in the former Yugoslavia, moved to Belgrade to pursue a university degree in Politics, then to Nova Scotia in 1999 to complete her MA (Political Theory). She's been living in Toronto since 2005. Her first novel, Incidental Music (Inanna Publications, 2012) was a Lambda Literary Foundation Award finalist for debut fiction.

She blogs about opera at Definitely The Opera. Find her on Twitter @DundasKeele. Email: lydia_perovic[at]rogers.com