Mélikah Abdelmoumen was born in Quebec in 1972. Between 2005 and 2017 she lived in Lyon, France. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Montreal and is the author of many articles and short stories, as well as a dozen novels, nonfiction books and essays, among which Les désastrées (VLB éditeur, 2013) and Douze ans en France (2018). Baldwin, Styron et moi won the 2022 Pierre-Vadeboncoeur Essay Prize. She is editor in chief of the Quebec literary magazine Lettres québécoises. Baldwin, Styron, and Me is the first of her books to be translated to English.