Michael Trussler has published literary criticism, poetry, and fiction. His short story collection, Encounters, won the Book of the Year Award from the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2006. His collection of poetry, Accidental Animals, was short-listed for the same award in 2007. JackPine Press published A Homemade Life, an experimental chapbook blending photographs and text in 2009. He has a forthcoming chapbook, Light’s Alibi, The Alfred Gustav Press, in 2018.