Writing in both French and English, and translating her work in both directions, Nancy Huston, despite not being a native French speaker, is a major name in the fictions of both languages, with numerous prizes and distinctions to her name. Born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1953, she went to college in New York, and settled in Paris after taking her Junior Year Abroad there in 1973. Her first novel, Les Variations Goldberg, was written in French and published in 1981. Since then she has written numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including children's books (with her daughter Léa) and screenplays (in collaboration with Yves Angela and Léa Pool). Since Plainsong (1993), she has alternated, more or less, between the two languages. Her new novel The Fault Line is scheduled for publication this autumn in French and a little later in English. Most of her novels have been adapted for the stage, and several are currently at various stages "in the endless process of being made into films".
"The writing style is almost tactile, like a dressmaker caressing a fine piece of silk or satin the better to show it off. Huston has a sensitive yet sure-handed grasp of her craft." - Washington Times