David Homel is a writer, journalist, filmmaker, and translator. He is the author of five previous novels, including The Speaking Cure, which won the J.I. Segal Award of the Jewish Public Library and the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Best Fiction from the Quebec Writers’ Federation. His most recent novel, Midway, was published by Cormorant Books. He has translated several French works, receiving the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation in 1995 and 2001. Homel was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Montreal.