W. Donald Wilson holds a degree in modern languages from Trinity College, Dublin, where he also completed a Ph.D. in French literature. He has taught at universities in the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and at the University of Waterloo. In 2011 and 2013, two of Wilson’s translations were long-listed for the Best Translated Book Award in the United States, and in 2013 he was a finalist for the French-American Foundation translation prize.
Winner 2015 Winner, First Novel Award in Chambéry
Short-listed 2015 Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (2015)
Short-listed 2015 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal
Short-listed 2015 Prix des libraires du Québec
Winner of 2018 Prix Pierre-Vadeboncœur
Finalist for 2018 Governor General’s Award for French-Language Non-Fiction
Finalist for 2019 Prix des libraires