Hugh Hazelton grew up in Chicago and Connecticut, and moved to Montreal in 1969. He has degrees in English (Yale, Concordia) and comparative literature (Sherbrooke). He translates primarily from French, Spanish and Portuguese into English, specializing in the work of Latin American authors living in Canada. He co-edited (with Gary Geddes), and was principal translator of, Compañeros: An Anthology of Writings about Latin America (1993). He is a poet, and the publisher of White Dwarf Editions, a small press specializing in poetry and short stories. Hugh Hazelton teaches Spanish at Concordia University.