About the Author

John Lavery


JOHN LAVERY grew up in Montreal and has also lived in Fredericton, Besançon, France, and Saint-Constant, Québec. He has studied English at McGill and at the University of New Brunswick, and linguistics at the Centre de la linguistique appliquée de Besançon. He has been, among other things, a cartographer, survey technician, draftsman, ship’s apprentice and Third Officer, as well as a founding member of the Orchestre de la société de guitare de Montréal. Currently he lives, and writes, in Gatineau, Québec, with his wife, a library administrator, and their three young children.