Mark Haroun is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. His play for young audiences A Giraffe in Paris received its premiere at the Citadel Theatre and was later produced in Montreal at Geordie Productions. The play was the winner of the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes award for Best Production for Young Audiences and was short listed for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama at the Alberta Book Awards. Mark was the recipient of the 2008 Canadian Authors Association’s Emerging Writer Award and winner of an AMPIA (Rosie) Award for screenwriting. In 2010, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series. Mark’s play Under Cover was recently commissioned and produced by Concrete Theatre. The play was the winner of a Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences. Currently, Mark is a writer and Executive Story Editor on CBC’s popular one-hour family drama Heartland.