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Lazer Lederhendler is a literary translator based in Montreal, Canada. His work has been rewarded with several distinctions, including the 2008 Governor General’s Award and the 2009 Quebec Writers Federation Translation Prize for the English version of Nicolas Dickner’s novel Nikolski, which also won the 2010 Canada Reads competition and was a finalist for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize as well as runner-up for the Scott Moncrieff Prize of the Society of Authors (UK). His translation of Pascale Quiviger’s La maison des temps rompus (The Breakwater House) was shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General’s Award. Dirty Feet, Lederhendler’s translation of Les Pieds Sales by Edem Awume, was published in 2011.