CATHERINE LEROUX was born in 1979 in the Northern suburbs of Montreal. After holding various jobs she became a journalist and devoted herself to writing. Her first novel, Marche en forêt, was published in 2011 by Éditions Alto. The Party Wall, her English-language debut published with Biblioasis in 2016, was selected for Indies Introduce for Summer/Fall 2016, shortlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Translation. The form-bending narrative Madame Victoria was published by Biblioasis in 2018.