Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is a writer, poet, performer, and visual arts curator, who rejects categorizations and defines himself above all as a creator. A member of the Wendat people, he was raised and still lives in Wendake. He has been focused on promoting Indigenous arts and cultures for the past fifteen years. He is the co-founder and director of Kwahiatonk!, the only Canadian Francophone NPO entirely dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of Indigenous literature. In his writings, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui alternates between the desire to share the wisdom and values of his ancestors, the need to express his individuality and the need to fight against the colonial grip.
Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo is a translator who works for clients in the public and private sector. Her translations of four novels by Quebec authors have been published by Exile Editions, including her translation of Marc Séguin’s Hollywood, one of five finalists for the Governor General’s Award for French literature in 2013. She is an active member of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada.