Juan Butler (1942–1981) was a Canadian writer who was born in London, England. His three novels are Cabbagetown Diary: A Documentary (1970), The Garbageman (1972), and Canadian Healing Oil (1974). Butler suffered acute disappointment when the latter—the one he considered his best—proved an abysmal seller. In his later years he struggled with his mental health. He died by his own hand, in Toronto, at the age of 38.
Tamas Dobozy is the author of two books of short fiction: When X Equals Marylou and Last Notes. The French translation of Last Notes, Dernières notes, won the 2007 English to French Translation Governor General’s Award. His work has been published in numerous journals in North America and Europe. He won an O. Henry Prize in 2011.