Geneviève Billette is a graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays produced in Quebec include Crime contre l’humanité (Crime Against Humanity), which was short-listed for the 2000 Governor General’s Award, Le Goûteur and Le Pays des genoux (The Land of the Knees). Her works have also been staged in France, Mexico, Switzerland and English Canada. Chosen as the protégé of Carole Fréchette, the recipient of the 2002 Siminovitch Prize, Ms. Billette won the 2005 Governor General’s Award for Le Pays des genoux. She has also translated plays by several Mexican playwrights. Ms. Billette is a member of the board of directors of the Centre des auteurs dramatique (CEAD).