Terry F. Rigelhof is a contributing reviewer to the Books section at The Globe & Mail. His essay on religion in Canada at the end of the millennium, A Blue Boy in a Black Dress: A Memoir (Oberon Press 1996), won the QSPELL/Royal Bank of Canada Award for Non-Fiction in 1996 and was also nominated for the Governor General's Award. His critically acclaimed short stories of contemporary life in Montreal have been anthologized and adapted for television and are collected in Je t'aime, Cowboy (Goose Lane 1993).
His first novel, The Education of J.J. Pass, has been ranked as one of the best coming-of-age novels written by a Canadian. His satirical second novel, Badass on a Softail (Goose Lane 1997), was a finalist for the Mordecai Richler's Prix Parizeau II. He currently lives and teaches in Montreal.