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 over fifty works of Quebec literature into English. She was the recipient of the Felix-Antoine Savard prize for her translations in 1989 and 1990 and has twice won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Montreal.