Claire Holden Rothman is a Montreal writer and translator. Her newest novel, Lear’s Shadow, was released by Penguin Random House in July 2018. Her last novel, My October (2014), was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award. It was also nominated for a Scotiabank Giller prize, as was her first novel, The Heart Specialist (2009). Claire’s latest translation is David Bouchet’s Sun of a Distant Land / Soleil (2017), which was shortlisted for the QWF Cole Foundation Translation Prize. Her translation of Quebec’s first novel, The Influence of a Book/ L’influence d’un livre by Philippe-Ignace-François Aubert de Gaspé (1837), won the John Glassco Translation Prize. She lives in Montreal with playwright Arthur Holden.