John Glassco came from an established Montreal family, and lived the better part of his life near the village of Foster in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. He was a distinguished poet, novelist, essayist and translator - the Glassco prize for translation was named after him. His works include the widely acclaimed "Memoirs of Montparnasse" (1970), "A Point of Sky" (1964), "The Fatal Woman" (1974) and "Selected Poems" (1971) for which he won the Governor General's Award.
Louis Begley previous novels are Wartime Lies, The Man Who Was late, As max Saw It, About Schmidt, and Mistler's Exit. He lives in New York City.