Sheila Fischman has translated more than 150 Quebecois novels from French to English, including Larry Tremblay’s The Orange Grove and other works by Anne Hébert, Gaétan Soucy, Jacques Poulin, André Major, Élise Turcotte, and Michel Tremblay. She has received numerous awards for her translations and for her life’s work, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation, the Columbia University Translation Center Award (twice). In 2000, she was invested into the Order of Canada and, in 2008, into the Ordre national du Québec. Most recently, she was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize. She lives in Montreal.