Louis-Philippe Hébert is the author of four novels, four collections of short stories, ten books of poetry (nine in French and one in English), four books of prose poetry, and a play. His work has been published widely in literary magazines and newspapers in Canada and internationally, and he has participated in many literary festivals and poetry readings in Canada and around the world. His poetry collection Le livre des plages won the Grand Prix Québecor du Festival de Poésie de Trois-Rivières and Vieillir won the Prix du Festival de Poésie de Montréal. He currently lives near Saint-Sauveur, Québec.
Jonathan Kaplansky studied at Tufts University and Université de Paris III, receiving an MA in French Language and Literature from McGill University and an MA in Translation from the University of Ottawa. He has translated works by Annie Ernaux and Hélène Dorion.