Born in Port-au-Prince in 1983, Makenzy Orcel is considered as a major figure in Haitian literature. His most recent novel, Master Midnight, was published in October 2018 with Éditions Zulma. Born in Paris in 1981, Nicolas Idier has spent much of his life in China and India. His work is known for its mix of scholarship and skillful poetry. His third novel, Electric Nights, was originally published in French by Éditions Gallimard and will appear in English with Yatra Books in 2019.