Ronald Lavallée is a Franco-Manitoban born in St. Boniface. He has worked at Radio Canada in Vancouver as the western correspondant for Le Point, a public affairs television program. He currently is a reorter for CBC Radio in Montreal. Tchipayuk (1994) was first published by Albin Michel in France. It is the winner of the Prix Jules Verne, was named book of the month by France-Loisirs, and won the Prix Champlain (Canada) and the Prix Riel (Manitoba).
Patricia Claxton is one of Canada’s most respected French-to-English translators, who has translated more than 20 books and countless articles, essays, short stories and poems. She is perhaps most well known for her connection with Gabrielle Roy. Her translation of Ronald Lavallée’s Tchipayuk: Or, The Way of the Wolf is available from Talonbooks.