Sheila Fischman

Canadian, 1937 -

Sheila Fischman is one of the most prominent and prolific translators of contemporary Quebec literature, with nearly 150 titles to her name. She has received numerous honors for this work, including one Governor General’s Award for Translation (and fourteen nominations), two Canada Council Prizes for Translation, a Molson Prize for the Arts, and inductions into both the Order of Canada and the Order of Quebec. In addition to her translations, she has written for the Montreal Star, the Globe & Mail, the Montreal Gazette, CBC Radio, and the journal Ellipse. She is also a founding member of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada. Raised in Ontario, she now lives in Montreal.