Writer + Editor + Translator
Melissa (Melissa in English, Mélissa en français) Bull is a half-franco, half-anglo writer and editor, as well as a French-to-English translator of fiction, essays, and plays. Melissa is the translator-editor of Maisonneuve magazine's "Writing from Quebec" column. Her fiction, nonfiction, interviews, translations, and poetry have also appeared in such publications as Event, Nouveau Projet, Joyland, NewPoetry, SubTerrain, Lemon Hound, Urbania, The Puritan, and Prism International. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Rue (2015), and a collection of fiction, The Knockoff Eclipse (2018). Melissa is the translator of Pascale Rafie’s play, The Baklawa Recipe (2018), Nelly Arcan's collection Burqa of Skin (2014), and her translation of Marie-Sissi Labrèche's novel, Borderline, is forthcoming (2020). Melissa has a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She lives in Montreal.