Each of these short stories is a snapshot that captures the precise moment whne the fairy tale unravels, when the happy ending begins to falter, when reality turns our illusions and ideals into ridicule.
Nadine Bismuth is the author of a collection of short stories, Les gens fideles ne font pas les nouvelles, and Scrapbook, a novel (published in English by McArthur & Company). Her work has been translated into more than six languages. She lives in Montreal.
Susan Ouriou is an award-winning literary translator, fiction writer, and interpreter. She was faculty for the bilingual Aboriginal Emerging Writers Program and helped found the Banff International Literary Translation Centre at The Banff Centre. Susan is the editor of the 2010 Banff Centre Press anthology Beyond Words: Translating the World.