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Sergio Kokis

Sergio Kokis (born May 6, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Canadian writer from Quebec. He is a two-time nominee for the Governor General's Award...

Éric Fontaine

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Éric Fontaine lives and works in Montreal. His translations from English to French include Doug Harris’ You Comma Idiot (T’es con point),...

Hugh Hazelton

Hugh Hazelton is a Montreal writer and translator who specializes in the comparison of Canadian and Quebec literatures with those of Latin America. He has written four books of poetry and...

Pamela Casey

Pamela Casey was born in Montreal and lives in New York, where she works as an architecture archivist. She has worked as an editor and researcher for architects, taught writing at Columbia...

Samuel Archibald & Donald Winkler

Samuel Archibald (b. 1978 in Arvida, Quebec) is a Canadian writer. He is best known for his short story collection Arvida, which won the Prix Coup de cœur...

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke was born and raised in Western Canada. His previous translations include work by Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano (NYRB Classics), as well as Oulipo members Raymond Queneau (New...

Michel Noël

Michel Noël considers himself to be a Québécois of Aboriginal origin. His main culture is Aboriginal since he spent the first fourteen years of his life among the Algonquin in...

Paloma Vita

Paloma Vita is a poet, writer, copy editor, and translator. She was born in France to an eclectic family who relocated to Canada when she was seven. She has spent most of her life in British...

Christine Germain

photo by André Lemelin Christine Germain has published three collections with Planète Rebelle, most recently Soirs menteurs in collaboration with musician Martin...

Lazer Lederhendler

Lazer Lederhendler is a literary translator based in Montreal, Canada. His work has been rewarded with several distinctions, including the 2008 Governor General’s Award and the 2009 Quebec...

Alison Strayer

Alison L. Strayer is a Canadian writer and translator, author of Jardin et prairie, a novel, and numerous literary essays, articles and stories. Her work has been shortlisted for awards...

Sheila Fischman

Sheila Fischman has translated over 150 works of Quebec literature from French to English, including fiction by such renowned writers as Hubert Aquin, Anne Hébert, Jacques Poulin,...

Elsa Pépin

Born in Montreal in 1978, Elsa Pépin obtained a Masters Degree in French literature from McGill University. A researcher for the programs Vous m’en lirez tant and La Librairie...

Jacques Poulin

Jacques Poulin (b. 1937) is the author of twelve novels, including Volkswagen Blues (1984), which was selected for the 2005 Canada Reads program, Autumn Rounds (1993), Mr. Blue, Wild Cat, and...

Pan Bouyoucas

Pan Bouyoucas is a prize-winning Greek-Canadian writer, playwright, and translator. Anna Pourquoi won the Prix littéraire des collégiens in 2005, and two of his works have been...

Nadine Bismuth

Nadine Bismuth’s first book, the short-story collection Les gens fidèles ne font pas les nouvelles, won the Prix des libraires du Québec and the Prix Adrienne-Choquette. In...

Hélène Dorion

Born in Quebec in 1958, Hélène Dorion is a major literary voice in Quebec, having written over a dozen books of poetry. Her work has won many awards, including the Governor...

Nicolas Dickner

photo by Lara Labrie Born in Rivière-du-Loup in 1972, Nicolas Dickner studied fine arts and literature. In 2002, he published his first collection of short stories, The Encyclopaedia of...

Dominique Fortier

Dominique Fortier was born in 1972. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from McGill University and is a respected editor and literary translator. On the Proper Use of Stars, her debut novel, was...

Sylvain Trudel

Sylvain Trudel is a Quebecois writer born in Montreal in 1963. After studying science and cinema, he has devoted himself to writing full-time since 1985. He is the author of six novels for...

Pascal Girard

Pascal Girard was born in Jonquière in 1981. He began filling the margins of his notebooks with drawings from his first day of school. As he was never able to rid himself of this good...

Robert Paquin

Robert Paquin is a Montreal poet, raised in Pointe-Saint-Charles, between two railway tracks and the Lachine Canal. After a classical education, he studied at the University of Montreal, then at...

Kim Thuy

Born in Saigon, Kim Thúy was ten years old when she arrived in Quebec and saw snow for the first time. Seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurateur, TV guest chef—all were preludes...

John Lambert

John Lambert was born in Ottawa in 1960 and grew up in Vancouver. He studied Asian studies and philosophy and has worked as, among other things, a journalist, literary translator, ski...

Diane Obomsawin

Born in Montreal in 1959, Diane Obomsawin spent the first twenty years of her life in France. Trained in graphic design, she returned to Canada in 1983 and turned her attention to painting, comics...

Daniel Laverdure

Daniel Laverdure is the author of Ma Mère Poule, and Ma Mère part en voyage, also published by Éditions Michel Quintin.
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