Born in Montreal, Quebec, Jovette Marchessault is a novelist, a playwright and a sculptor. She is the winner of the Prix France-Québec, the Grand Prix Littéraire Journal de Montréal, and the Grand Prix Littéraire de la ville de Sherbrooke, and the Governor General’s Award. Like a Child of the Earth (1988), The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr (1992), Mother of the Grass (1989), Saga of the Wet Hens (1983) and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests (1990) are available in English translation from Talonbooks.
Yvonne M. Klein is a retired college English professor and a professional translator and editor who reads an awful lot of crime fiction. She has translated all three volumes of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy, Like a Child of the Earth, Mother of the Grass and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests.
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