Born in Chicoutimi in 1983, Frédérick Lavoie is a writer and freelance journalist. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone (Linda Leith Publishing, 2018). In Avant l’après: Voyages à Cuba avec George Orwell, winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language non-fiction and published in English as Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight, he continues his investigation of the many faces of humanity in troubled times.rnrnAs a journalist, Lavoie has contributed to many Canadian and European media outlets, reporting from more than thirty countries. Previously based in Moscow and Chicago, he now divides his time between Montréal and Mumbai. Lavoie is currently writing a book on Bangladesh.