Dany Laferriï¿½re was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1953. He is the author of fourteen novels, including I Am a Japanese Writer, Heading South, and the award-winning How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired. Laferriï¿½re is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Prix Carbet des Lycï¿½ens and the Prix Mï¿½dicis in France, and the Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. He lives in Montreal.
David Homel, born and raised in Chicago, is a Governor General Literary Award-winning translator and writer. His most recent translations include Kuessipan by Naomi Fontaine, The World is Moving around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake by Dany Laferriere, The Last Genet: A Writer in Revolt by Hadrien Laroche, and The Inverted Gaze by Francois Cusset (all Arsenal Pulp), and his own novels include Midway and, most recently, The Fledglings. He lives in Montreal.