Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Stéfanie Clermont travelled throughout Canada and the United States, working at a wide variety of jobs, before settling in Montreal in 2012. Le jeu de la musique, her first book, was published in 2017. For this work, she won the prestigious Prix Ringuet of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, the Quebec Arts Council’s prize for a new work by a young artist, and le Prix Adrienne Choquette for short stories. It was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and was included in Le Combat des livres, the French-language counterpart of Canada Reads. Le jeu de la musique has been released in English translation as The Music Game, published by Biblioasis Press. Stéfanie Clermont will be appearing twice at this year’s BookFest Windsor/Festival du Livre, as part of a French language panel on October 14th and an English language panel on October 15th.