The French Connection
Claudine Bertrand
Claudine Bertrand was born in Montréal. Founder of the review Arcade, she has published some twenty works of poetry and artist’s books in Quebec and elsewhere, including La montagne sacrée (1998 poetry prize of the Société des écrivains canadiens) and Tomber du jour and Le corps en tête, for which she won the Prix international de poésie Tristan-Tzara 2000-2001. Paris Quebec, a work she edited collecting Quebec poets writing about Paris, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2004.  
André Carpentier
Although little known to English readers, André Carpentier is Quebec's master 'raconteur,' a spinner of yarns in the tradtion on H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. One of the most remarkable writers of short fiction in Quebec, his Gothic tales have been collected in the Ekstasis Editions titles Bread of the Birds and Rue St. Denis.  
Dominique Demers
Dominique Demers is recognized as an outstanding author for Quebec's young readers. She has won several prestigious awards for her Young Adult fiction. She holds a Doctorate in Literature and also writes for L'actualité. Although Maina (Ekstasis Editions, 2001) began as young adult fiction, this novel became the author's debut as a writer of fiction for adults, and was enormously successful in gaining her a wider audience in Quebec and elsewhere.  
Robert Lalonde
Robert Lalonde is an actor and playwright in addition to being a successful novelist. His many novels have won several major awards, including the Governor General's Award for Sept lacs plus au nord (Seuil, 1993). His Ekstasis Editions titles include The Devil Incarnate, The Ogre of Grand Remous, One Beautiful Day to Come and The Whole Wide World. He is among the most important Quebecois nevelists of his generation, and enjoys an international reputation.  
Émile Ollivier
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1940, Émile Ollivier lived in Montreal for over thirty years after being forced into exile for his opposition to Duvalier's regime. Ollivier's La Discorde aux cent voix won the 1987 literary prize of the Journal de Montreal and l'Hexagone won the Grand Prix Litteraire de Montreal in 1991.Ekstasis Editions published his novel Passages in 2003. In 2000, Ollivier was elected a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of France and Quebec. He died in 2002.

Annik Perrot-Bishop
Annick Perrot-Bishop was born in Vietnam where she spent the first years of her childhood. After having lived in France, she came to Canada in 1982. Woman Arborescent, published in 2005, is her fourth book. She lives in Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve, Newfoundland. Ekstasis Editions published In Long Secret Rivers in 2010.  
Hélène Rioux
Montreal native Hélène Rioux is the author of five novels, popular in both France and Quebec. Ekstasis Editions published Room With Bath in 2006, She divides her time between Quebec and Spain.
Yolande Villemaire
Quebec poet and novelist Yolande Villemaire has published widely in various genres.A novel, Midnight Tides of Amsterdam, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2004. Poets and Centaurs followed in 2006, Little Red Berries in 2007 and India, India in 2009. Villemaire lives in Montreal, but has made extended visits to locations throughout the globe.