Pan Bouyoucas was born in 1946, in Lebanon of Greek parents, and came to Canada in 1963. After studies in architecture, in Montreal and New York City, he obtained a BFA (theatre and film) at Concordia University, and worked a few years as a film critic. He published his first novel in 1975. In 1977, he left on a three-year journey across Europe and Greece. When he returned to Montreal, he wrote mostly for the theatre, in English and French, as writer-in-residence at Centaur Theatre, then Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui. His published work includes novels, short stories, and a book for children.
Bouyoucas has a substantial literary career in Quebec and France where he is well known for numerous literary accomplishments. His novel, L’Autre, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Prix Marcel-Couture du Salon du Livre.