Japhy Ryder

Japhy Ryder comes to creative writing from a journalism background in London and Dubai. Prior to his writing career, he explored a variety of employment options, including agricultural labouring in New South Wales, English teaching in Catalunya, and dishwashing in Tel-Aviv, memories of which occasionally seep into his work. As well as writing on mental health issues for Visions, the journal of the Canadian Mental Health Association, he is a member of the Shambhala Buddhist community and a yoga teacher for the YMCA.