Yves Thériault (19151983) was one of Quebec’s most prolific writers: he wrote more than forty volumes of novels and short stories as well as children’s books and more than 1,200 scripts for radio plays and others for television. His works are translated into twenty languages and won many literary awards, including the Governor General’s Award in 1960.
After teaching in England and the West Indies, W. Donald Wilson joined the faculty of the University of Waterloo in 1970, where he remained until his retirement. A former chair of the Department of French Studies at UW, he has translated both fiction and non-fiction books for publishers in the US and Canada.
Paul G. Socken has been on the faculty of University of Waterloo for thirty-three years. He is a former chair of the Department of French Studies and is the author of seven books and many scholarly articles published in France, Canada, and the United States. His area of specialization is French-Canadian literature.