Joël Pourbaix has published 15 books of poetry and won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in the French language. While pursuing his literary career, he worked in the book industry for close to 20 years and continued his carrier in commercial and cultural development activities in Montreal. He was born in Québec City and currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.Donald Winkler was born in Winnipeg, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and 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's Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on three other occasions. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.