Françoise Roy was born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, in 1959. She is a poet, translator, writer, geographer and photographer. She won numerous awards internationally, including the International Prize for Poetry Translation, the Fiction Award Jacqueline Dèry-Mochon, the National Poetry Award Alonso Vidal, the International Poetry Award Ditet and NNaimit the International Poetry Award Orient Occident and the International Poetry Award Tijuana. She translated over sixty books, published three novels, two short-stories collections, three plaquettes and fourteen poetry books. She is regularly invited to poetry festivals all around the world.