Julian J. Samuel was born in Pakistan. After living in the U.K., he moved to Canada, first to Toronto, then to Peterborough, Ontario, where he completed a degree in English literature at Trent University. He then obtained a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University in 1981. Samuel has taught graduate level courses in Film Studies at Concordia University and at John Abbott College. He has produced and directed short and medium length films and videos, and his work has been exhibited in Canada, England and the U.S. In addition, his articles have been published in Canadian Literature, Fuse, Serai, Ba-zzar, Public, and Borderlines. Samuel’s published works include Lone Ranger in Pakistan (1986), The Raft of the Medusa (with Joceylne Doray), and a novel, Passage to Lahore (1995). He was artist in residence at The Banff Centre in 1993 and 1998.