Gerard Bessette was a noted French Canadian author and a former professor at the Royal Military College and Queen s University in Canada. Hiswork includes the award-winning"The Cycle" and "Incubation."He was the recipient of the Governor General s Award and the Prix David. Steven Urquhart is a translator, the executor of the Gerard Bessette estate, and an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan."