Born in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Nicolas Dickner travelled to Latin America and Europe before settling down in Québec City, then in Montreal, where he still lives today with his family. He published Nikolski in 2005, which won the Prix des libraires du Québec, the Prix littéraire des collégiens, as well as the Prix Anne-Hébert. The novel was translated and is still in print in about 10 languages, including English in a translation by Lazer Lederhendler under the same title. Tarmac, also translated into English (Apocalypse for Beginners) and into several languages, followed in 2009, while Révolutions, a collaboration with Dominique Fortier, was published in 2014. Six degrés de liberté, winner of a Governor General’s Literary Award, is his third novel. It was published in English in 2017 as Six Degrees of Freedom.