Catherine Leroux was born in 1979 in the Northern suburbs of Montreal. After holding various diverse jobs (telephone operator, shepherdess, bartender, librarian) she became a journalist and devoted herself to writing. Her first novel, Marche en Forêt, was a finalist for the Prix des Libraires du Québec. The Party Wall is her second novel and English-language debut, a book that shifts between and ties together stories about pairs joined in surprising ways. The novel has won the prestigious France-Québec prize and has been selected for Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016.