Gail Scott is an author and translator whose most recent novels are The Obituary (Coach House, 2010) and My Paris (Dalkey Archive, 2003). Her translation of Michael Delisle’s Le Déasarroi du matelot was shortlisted for the Governor General’s award in translation (2001). She is a cofounder of the critical French-language journal Spirale (Montréal), Tessera, and Narrativity, an online journal of contemporary experimental narrative. She also coedited, along with Robert Glück, Mary Burger, and Camille Roy, Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Gail Scott teaches creative writing at Université de Montréal and has also taught or been an invited writer or resident writer at Concordia University, University of Alberta, University of California at San Diego, and Brown University.