About the Author

René Lapierre


RENÉ LAPIERRE is the winner of the 2013 Governor General's Award for French-language poetry. He has taught in the literature department at UQAM for many years and published several critical essays, texts on social and political engagement, two novels, and a dozen poetry collections. He lives in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. DONALD WINKLER was born in Winnipeg, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, did graduate study at the Yale School of Drama. From 1967 to 1995 he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and since the 1980s, a translator of Quebec literature. In 1994, 2011, and 2013 he won the Governor General Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on two other occasions. He lives in Montreal.