Maxime Raymond Bock was born in Montreal, where he currently lives. After pursuing sports and music and studying creative writing he published Atavismes (Le Quartanier, 2011), winner of the 2012 Prix Adrienne-Choquette, awarded to the year’s outstanding short story collection. His second book was a novella, Rosemont de profil (Le Quartanier, 2013). Atavismes was released in English translation by Dalkey Archive Press in 2015. Bock works in publishing.