Gail Scott and Norma Cole
Scott is the author of six books, including Heroine and the acclaimed Main Brides. Her novel My Paris was selected by Quill and Quire as one of the 10 best novels published in Canada in 1999. Scott was nominated for a 2001 Governor General’s Award for her translation into English of Michael Delisle’s The Sailor’s Disquiet.
Born in Toronto, poet, painter and translator Norma Cole moved to France in the late 1960s. Returning to Toronto in the early ’70s, she migrated to San Francisco in 1977, where she has lived ever since. Her most recent books of poetry include Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988–2008, Collective Memory, Do the Monkey, Spinoza in Her Youth and Natural Light. Cole has won awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry, Fund for Poetry, Creative Work Fund and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.