Jeremy Mercer is a Canadian writer, translator and lecturer who lives in the South of France. He has written four non-fiction books that have been published in more than a dozen languages and translated several major works, notably the English edition of L’Abolition by former French minister of justice Robert Badinter. As a journalist, he has contributed to major newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and New York Magazine. Mercer has made appearances at literary events in Asia, Europe and throughout the Americas. He currently teaches writing at the European Institute of Journalism in Marseille and is developing a series of books for children. Mercer lives in Luberon with his wife, children, dogs, cats, fish, and ponies. He also serves as head of youth soccer for the AS Dauphin club.