CLAIRE HOLDEN ROTHMAN is a Montreal writer and translator, whose third novel, Lear’s Shadow (2018) won the 2019 Vine Award for Jewish Canadian Fiction. Her second novel, My October (2014), was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award and nominated for a Scotiabank Giller prize. Her first novel, The Heart Specialist (2009), was likewise nominated for the Giller. Claire’s translation of David Bouchet’s Sun of a Distant Land / Soleil (2017) was shortlisted for the QWF Cole Foundation Translation Prize. Her translation of The Influence of a Book / L’influence d’un livre by Philippe-Ignace-François Aubert de Gaspé (1837), Quebec’s first homegrown novel, won the John Glassco Translation Prize.