Claudine Bourbonnais has been a journalist in Montreal at Radio-Canada/CBC for over twenty years. Métis Beach is her first novel. Born in Montreal, Jacob has translated or collaborated in the translation of a number of works, including Hysteric, The Last Genêt, and The Weariness of the Self. In 2012, he won the JI Segal Translation Prize for his translation of A Pinch of Time. He splits his time between Montreal and Asia.