Born in L'Avenir, a small town southwest of Drummondville, Quebec, Boisvert now lives in Trois-Rivières where he is somewhat of a cult figure. An award-winning poet, he is the author of more than twenty books.
Born in Nova Scotia, Judith Cowan grew up in Toronto and was educated at the University of Toronto and l`Universit? de Strasbourg, France. She has lived in Trois-Rivi?res for many years and has translated the work of a wide range of Qu?bec poets, including G?rald Godin, Yves Pr?fontaine and Yves Boisvert. Her previous story collection, More Than Life Itself (Oberon, 1997), was shortlisted for the Qu?bec Writers` Federation First Book Award. Cowan was a finalist for the Glassco Prize for her translation of Quartz and Mica (Guernica, 1987) and was awarded Le Prix G?rald-Godin by the city of Trois-Rivi?res in recognition of the story collection Plus que la vie m?me.