David Homel is a writer, journalist, film-maker, and translator. He is the author of several novels, including The Speaking cure, which won the J.I. Segal Award of the Jewish Public Library, and the Hugh MacLennan Prize. He has also written two children’s books, including Travels with my Family, co-authored with his wife, Marie-Louise Gay. he has translated several French works, receiving two Governor General’s Literary Awards for translation. This year sees the release of two new works: the translation of Dany Laferrière’s The Return (Douglas & McIntyre) and his own novel, Midway (Cormorant). Homel grew up in Chicago and currently resides in Montreal.