Acclaimed Montréal novelist Gail Scott’s fourth novel, The Obituary, has been described as a signal-to-noise song for contemporaneous street-level experience, and was finalist for the 2011 Montréal Book of the Year (Grand prix du livre de Montréal). Scott’s other ground-breaking novels include My Paris (Dalkey Archive), called a “tour de force of technique, style, and soul” in a starred review from Booklist. Prose works also include essays, stories, manifestos, and collaborations with Nicole Brossard et al (La théorie, un dimanche), and with Robert Glück, Camille Roy, and Mary Burger (Biting the Error, shortlisted for a Lambda award, 2005). Scott’s translation of Michael Delisle’s Le Déasarroi du matelot was a finalist for the prestigious Canadian Governor General’s award in translation. She lives, mostly, in Montréal and teaches Creative Writing at Université de Montréal.