Zentner was born and raised in Canada. He is the author of the novels The Lobster Kings (forthcoming, 2013) and Touch. He is published in both the US and Canada. The CBC has named Alexi as one of “12 Writers to Watch” – “the future of this country’s literature” – and one of six “fresh voices” for 2011. Touch was named one of the “best books” of 2011 from The National Post, Kobo, and Amazon.ca, and singled out for year-end praise by The Globe & Mail.