Jacques Poulin was born in the Beauce region of Quebec. He hs been the recipient of many prizes, including the 1986 GG Award for Fiction and in 1991, the PrixFrance-Quebec for the original French version of Mr. Blue.
Sheila Fischman has translated into English over one hundred works by major Quebecois authors, among them Roch Carrier, Gaetan Soucy, Anne Hebert, Marie-Claire Blais, Yves Beauchemin and Michel Tremblay. Winner of many awards, she has been nominated on numerous occasions for the Governor-General's Literary Award for Translation and won it in 1998. Sheila Fischman is a Member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Montreal.