Jean-François Caron was born in La Pocatière, Quebec, in 1978. In 2005, he became editor-in-chief of Voir Saguenay/Alma, where he spent five years as a cultural correspondent and columnist. In 2010, he assumed responsibility for communications and audience development at La Rubrique Theatre. Currently editor-in-chief of the journal of the Quebec Union of Writers, he also belongs to the editorial board of Lettres québécoises. Caron is the author of two books of poetry and a previous novel. He holds a master’s degree in literary studies from the Université du Québec and lives and works in the relative isolation of Sainte-Béatrix, Quebec.