Geneviève Billette holds a degree in French Studies from the University of Montreal and is a dramatist from the National Theatre School of Canada. She devotes herself to writing and translating and is a professor at the Graduate School of Theatre at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Le pays des mains, published by Leméac in 2004, is the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Grand Prix Paul-?Gilson, and the Prix Gratien-?Gélinas. Her many plays have been performed in Switzerland, Canada, France, Martinique, Germany, and Mexico. Many have been translated into several languages. She lives in Montreal.